March Knowledge Sharing Meeting "Making Working from Home Work: An Effectiveness Index Case Study"


March 18, 2021
6:00 PM CDT - 8:00 PM CDT
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Making Working from Home Work: An Effectiveness Index Case Study


Sustaining employee engagement goes well beyond merely providing laptops, video conferencing and collaboration tools. When working from home (WFH) do employees feel, believe, and experience being a valued team member? You might just ask them, but does that fully reveal the 'Ground Truths' of what is needed for an effective WFH program? What are the operational enablers supporting employees in doing their jobs?  One of the most effective ways to show workers their value is to solicit their participation in improving their WFH experience by using their views and opinions. Gathering intelligence, AKA your 'Ground Truths' about employee experience with WFH, demands more than a simple survey. You must be able to easily turn the data into knowledge that clearly drives effective actions.

This two-hour session describes how a VP of Development and his boss the SVP-CIO used a WFH Effectiveness Index to identify and validate the root cause issues endangering their WFH program, and provide action options for improvements. During the session we’ll:

• define a 10-point Index to measure the effectiveness of your WFH Program – an Index that not only measures effectiveness but helps prioritize and drive improvement actions,

• describe a process for revealing your WFH 'Ground Truths',

• show how to prioritize/validate solution options by topic,

• discuss how to identify & overcome barriers to success,

• identify ways of measuring demonstrable progress, and

• explain how to make work-from-home effectiveness an explicit part of your employee engagement strategy to build trust and belonging in these uncertain times.


Scott Stribrny brings nearly 40-years of experience in software, systems, and management to his client engagements and his Loyola Executive Education courses. An internationally acknowledged authority in project management, information systems/technology, systems engineering, and lean development and management, Scott is interested in the intersections of business, technology, and organizational risks. Beginning a corporate career with a start-up firm that went from zero to 100 million dollars in just five years, Scott moved on to a Fortune 50 conglomerate where he worked with industry leading engineers, scientists, and the executive suite. Scott ascended to management and was responsible for the development of groundbreaking products and services where he applied best practices in project management. His accumulated management experience ranges across many industries, including aerospace, telecommunications, finance, insurance, retail, information services, and manufacturing.

Scott is president, co-founder, and managing director of Group Atlantic, Inc.; a senior consultant in the business technologies strategies practice for IT research company the Cutter Consortium; and a thought leader at the IT Metrics and Productivity Institute. His courses on leadership development, high-performance teams, requirements definition, risk management, and project estimating are well known for their innovation and practical applicability.

Scott is widely published on the subjects of risk management and project/program management and is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences and company events. He is known for his practical knowledge and content, and refreshing and engaging delivery.


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