WSD 016 Polarity Management

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(Last Modified:07-Jul-2016)


Polarity Management is a framework and set of principles that provide a practical set of resources for dealing with ongoing, chronic issues that are unavoidable and unsolvable. Polarities embody sets of opposites which cannot function well independently. Because the two sides of a polarity are interdependent, there is no way to choose one as a “solution” and neglect the other. The objective of polarity management is to get the best of both opposites, while avoiding the limits of each. By harnessing the power of Both/And thinking, polarities can be better managed for team and individual performance.
  • 1. Enhance team and individual ability to manage unsolvable problems
  • A. Provide an understanding of Polarity Management basics
  • A1. What polarities are/how they work
  • A2. Experience the 5-Step S.M.A.L.L. process
  • B. Practice polarity mapping using The Polarity Map
  • B1. Personal polarity
  • B2. Leadership polarity
  • B3. Organization polarity
  • Target Attendees
    Defense acquisition, technology and logistics workforce organizations interested in improving their team and individuals’ performance.
    Predecessor Course(s) (Acceptable as a substitute for this course until the acceptance date specified below.)
    Predecessor Predecessor Course Title PDS Code Accepted Until
    None None None None
    Course Length
    4 hours
    Additional Course Information
    Delivery Mode Workshop
    Equivalent Courses N/A
    ACE Recommended Credits 0
    PDS Code N/A
    DAU Public (material/prework) N/A
    Continuing Education Units   0
    Continuous Learning Points  4
    Reservist Retirement Points  0
    Historical Allocations Mouse Over for Past CEU/CLPs
  • Fee-For-Service arrangements may be required.