Convincing Coworkers
Convincing Coworkers
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Convincing Coworkers

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Completed on 2018-09-07

About the Book

You've got a problem, right? You are full of hope, enthusiasm, experience, or ideas, and you've already faced opposition. The best path forward seems obvious. The only thing standing in your way are your coworkers. Why do they seem so clueless? No matter how great your suggestions, they don't seem to care.

To all you who want to make a change, this is for you. If you have ideas that you cannot get implemented, this book will give you the tools you need to assess your environment and address the needs around you.

As you read, you'll be able to start putting together a plan after the first few chapters, then read through the stories as entertaining leisure. When you need inspiration, read through some of the success stories for encouragement to keep up the good work. When you encounter blockages, you can commiserate with us as you read some of our stories that will show you how we've all made dumb mistakes and been rejected for no good reason.

About the Author

Steve Shogren
Steve Shogren

Steve Shogren works as a software development manager building teams of high performing experts. He authors the technical blog Deliberate Software where he writes about programming, leadership, interviewing, and getting started as a new developer. He organizes several Philadelphia technical meetups, and runs study groups for those who want to take their skills to the next level. He currently works on a self-organizing team building banking software.

About the Contributors

Daniel Miladinov
Daniel Miladinov

Editor

Table of Contents

  • Facing the Struggle
    • Who This Book Is For
    • What to Expect From This Book
  • Section 1 - The Core Strategy
    • Core Steps
    • Social Capital
  • Ready Yourself
  • Clearly Understand What You Are Suggesting
    • Write a Long Form Explanation
    • Come Up With Other Ideas
    • Write Down The Pros and Cons
    • Give The Idea Time
  • Find Allies
    • How To Pitch To A Potential Ally
  • Determine Decision Makers
  • Isolate Decision Makers’ Needs
    • Document Decision Makers Needs
  • Address Needs
  • Propose Suggestion
  • Modify And Repeat As Needed
    • Know When To Quit
  • Section 2 - The Actors
  • The Defender
    • Needs:
    • Looks Like:
    • When It Goes Bad
    • Convincing Arguments
  • The Inventor
    • Needs:
    • Looks Like:
    • When It Goes Bad
    • Convincing Arguments
  • The Learner
    • Needs:
    • Looks Like:
    • When It Goes Bad
    • Convincing Arguments
  • The Expert
    • Needs:
    • Looks Like:
    • When It Goes Bad
    • Convincing Arguments
  • The Optimizer
    • Needs:
    • Looks Like:
    • When It Goes Bad
    • Convincing Arguments
  • The Valuable
    • Needs:
    • Looks Like:
    • When It Goes Bad
    • Convincing Arguments
  • The Saver
    • Needs:
    • Looks Like:
    • When It Goes Bad
    • Convincing Arguments
  • The Fast
    • Needs:
    • Looks Like:
    • When It Goes Bad
    • Convincing Arguments
  • Section 3 - War Stories
  • “We Need You To Work Longer Hours”
    • Proposal:
    • Decision Maker Motivations:
    • Outcome: Successful
    • Case Study
  • “Let’s Try To Move To The Industry Standard Tool”
    • Proposal:
    • Decision Maker Motivations:
    • Outcome: Unsuccessful
    • Case Study
  • “Can We Try The Safer Tool?”
    • Proposal:
    • Decision Maker Motivations:
    • Outcome: Successful
    • Case Study
  • “Can You Help Me?”
    • Proposal:
    • Decision Maker Motivations:
    • Outcome: Unsuccessful
    • Case Study
  • Convincing the Boss To Use Staggered Releases
    • Proposal:
    • Decision Maker Motivations:
    • Outcome: Successful
    • Case Study
  • “We Should Use a Project Tracker”
    • Proposal:
    • Decision Maker Motivations:
    • Outcome: Successful
    • Case Study
  • Conclusion

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