Dealing with a New Company Culture

Organizational culture is a core component to the career of all tech professional. This course will help you deal with everything culture related from effective communication, tracking performance, dealing with new technologies, etc.
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(23)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Nov 30, 2017
Duration
1h 8m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(23)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Nov 30, 2017
Duration
1h 8m
Description

While technical and job specific skills are a must to the success of any professional, dealing with your company culture is an integral path to your career. You can’t ignore it and expect rapid ascension through the ranks or a healthy work environment. In this course, Dealing with a New Company Culture, you'll learn how to effectively deal with things like communication and team dynamics plus much more. First, you'll explore how to raise trust and mutual understanding levels. Next, you'll discover what links the social side of things to the technical one, helping you see how culture, performance, and technology fit in the big picture. Finally, you'll learn why misalignment between mission and technology leads to poor results, how to identify KPIs to not only deliver great work but make sure it’s being tracked correctly. By the end of the course, you’ll have the skills that ultimately allow you to navigate through projects and goals frictionless, and not only get things done, but have a sense of personal accomplishment because what you get done has purpose and meaning.

About the author
About the author

Doru founded and runs a marketing agency with global clients in a wide range of industries. His focus is on campaigns that convert and get new business through the door, not feel good campaigns. In terms of approach he believes in authentic and blunt advertising without the presence of small print.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
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Course Overview
Hi everyone! My name is Doru Catana, and welcome to my course, Dealing with a New Company Culture. I have worked for and consulted multiple tech startups, and a problem I found many highly skilled professionals faced was adapting to a new culture. They've allocated all their time to perfecting their core skills, be it programming or design, and lack the know-how in dealing effectively with their organization as a whole. And while at the start of one's career, technical skills play an essential role, the more you progress, the more you are faced with the social side of work where you have to learn to effectively communicate, track progress, or adapt to new technologies, everything within a dynamic group, each member bringing their own background to the mix. This course comes as a solution to that problem and allows you to keep focusing on growing your strength while at the same time giving you the guidelines and best practices to solve a variety of problems. You'll solve interpersonal conflicts much easier or avoid them altogether. You'll better understand each member of your team, thus being able to communicate what you want to achieve with clarity. And you will also get a better understanding of how company culture, performance, and the technology you use influences one another. By the end of the course, you'll no longer be faced with problems where you wanted to say one thing but got a different message across. You'll no longer be frustrated with internal processes or procedures that feel inefficient or unfair, and go from the traditional mindset of confront, complain, conform to one where you understand, contribute, thrive. Throughout the course, you'll find multiple experiments you can do, tools you can test so you actually experience everything I preach in it because, as you already know, knowledge without action doesn't get the job done. And executing on both of these layers, understanding things intellectually, then experiencing them at a practical level, is what will help you not only achieve more but also achieve something worth your effort and expertise. I hope you'll join me in this course to learn how to deal with a new company culture at Pluralsight.