Managing Critical Triggers in the Workplace

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About this Session

One of the most obvious ways to operate efficiently as an organization is to utilize a team-based structure. However, the inherent collective nature of teams can consequently lead to disruptions within even the most successful organizations. In this session, learn how to develop the understanding of, and gain the ability to manage, issues that “trigger” team disruption and poor performance in the workplace, including free-riding, social loafing, and other dysfunctional and pathological behaviors. Participants will learn how to manage these trigger-inducing behaviors through the review of case studies, assessments, and discussions of research-based preventative measures.

Program Details

Program length

4 hours

Date & Location

Clients can request their ideal dates and location when completing the session request form.


$3,500 base price (for a group of up to 30 participants*).

Key Takeaways

  • Learn how leaders develop an understanding of and ability to manage issues that ‘trigger’ team disruption and poor performance
  • Learn from errors made by leaders at many organizations including Uber, Theranos, Penn State, General Motors, U.S. Secret Service, Yahoo!,  and many others
  • Discuss the unique challenges facing managers in today’s VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous) environments

Who Should Attend?

  • HR and OD Leaders
  • Teams and team leaders dealing with challenging issues

Facilitating your session is easy with our Program PACKages.

Every Short Session comes with a Program PACKage: a carefully-crafted toolbox designed to help you deliver your program with ease. Contents include:

  • resources for pre-program communications (to keep your participants informed about logistics/details for the upcoming session)
  • a ‘best practices’ guide to assist with in-session support for your participants (while your instructor delivers their content)
  • an outline for providing your participants with essential post-session follow-up communications

Don’t want to handle the planning? For an additional fee, you can hire one of our Exec Ed staff members to serve as your program manager; simply select the “Program Management Support” add-on option when completing your session request form.

Credential Opportunities

Individuals satisfactorily completing a course will receive documentation to apply for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Professional Development Hours.

Past Participants

NC State Executive Education has successfully delivered this session to teams from the following organizations:


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*For organizations with far fewer than 30 participants, we will work to pair you with another organization to disperse the cost and maximize your value.