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If human behaviour is badly affecting

our work, what can we do about it?


30 January 2023
18:30 - 20:00

Free event. Everyone welcome.
In association with London Central Branch, South London Branch, BCS Quality specialist group, Business Change specialist group, BCS Project Management specialist group (PROMS-G), and BCS Hampshire branch

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Most PM methods ignore human behaviour, or assume a certain behaviour that differs from how people actually behave. By realizing how people actually behave, and accepting that, we can take it into account, and seek to avoid the negative consequences. People react, often sub-consciously, in a certain way. Going against that is almost impossible (we can't compete with our genes). Recognizing it, accepting it, and then looking at how we can still improve, yields a much better result with less energy.

We will discuss several human behavioural traits, which we perhaps cannot do something about, but can learn to do something with nonetheless.

* Niels Malotaux
Niels Malotaux is an independent international development team coach, and expert in optimizing organisational, management, project, and team performance. He has some 45-year experience in designing electronic and software systems, at Philips Electronics, 20 years leading an electronic systems design company, and since 1998 helping projects to deliver Quality on Time: delivering the Right Results at the Right Time, enabling customer success. From time to time he still develops electronic products for clients, which allows him to understand the pitfalls of developers first hand.

Since 2001 he taught and coached well over 400 projects and teams in 40+ organizations in the Netherlands, Belgium, China, Germany, Ireland, India, Israel, Japan, Poland, Romania, South Africa, the UK and the US, which led to a wealth of experience in which approaches work better and which work less well in practice.

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