PMI Silicon Valley Chapter

PM Insight Sunnyvale - Overcoming the Pandemic of Dysfunctional Organizations and Disengaged Employees

PM Insight Sunnyvale - Overcoming the Pandemic of Dysfunctional Organizations and Disengaged Employees


PM Insight-Sunnyvale:

Overcoming the Pandemic of Dysfunctional Organizations and Disengaged Employees   

When:   Wed May 13, 2020 5:30pm-8:00pm
Where:  Virtual Meeting (Registrants will receive joining details from Meeting Leader) 


Decades of research – as well as common sense - suggest that unmotivated people working in unhealthy workplaces are less productive, less innovative, and less creative. But, although it’s well known how to engage employees and create healthy work environments, employee engagement in America is barely above 30%, and in Australia it’s a mere 14% on average, and Japan at a shocking 6! Why? It’s the manager! Managers are uniquely positioned to create toxic, dysfunctional cultures.

Peter Drucker reportedly said “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” An organization’s culture is as invisible as the air that we breathe, and as inescapable as gravity. Unfortunately, no one feels personally responsible for creating the culture! Come explore the dark side of organizations, and the bright future available to those who are determined to “lead from any chair” to re-shape their organizations and generate great results by design.



  • Why global teams fail – it’s NOT technology
  • Key factors required for engaged employees.
  • The sorry state of low engagement globally.
  • Why are people so disengaged?
  • What can we do about it??!!


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About the Instructor:










Kimberly Wiefling

Kimberly is the President of Wiefling Consulting, co-founder of Silicon Valley Alliances, and author of Scrappy Project Management, a global business leadership consultant, and a force of nature – the good kind! She specializes in global team effectiveness – helping teams achieve what seems impossible, but is merely difficult. A scientist by education, Kimberly has an M.S. in physics and a B.S. in chemistry and physics. She earned her certificate in program and project management through UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley, where she then taught program and project management for 6 years. Kimberly’s expertise is to make the “impossible” merely difficult, and then inevitable. She has worked with people form over 50 different countries, and she’s determined to transform Planet Earth one inspired and engaged team at a time!


Meeting Leader: Kuntal Thakore, PMP, CSM

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PDU Info:    

Business and Strategy: 2.0 PDU

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Online Registration

PMI Silicon Valley Members: $5

Non-Members: $5

Veterans: Free (online only; contact Meeting Leader for the discount code. Please bring appropriate ID card to the event)


Cancellation Policy

This event is a professional society meeting, held for the benefit of its members. The Plan Ahead registration fee paid is based on the registrant's ability to commit to attendance, ahead of time. The Plan Ahead registration fee will not be refunded for any reason, other than event cancellation, after normal business hours (5:00 PM, Pacific) on the registration deadline day. The PMI - Silicon Valley Chapter reserves the right to make last minute changes to program content and speakers, as circumstances dictate.

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Event Properties

Event Date 05-13-2020
Event End Date 05-13-2020
Cut off date 05-11-2020
Individual Price $5.00

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