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    Merzad Behavior Alignment workshop: How to Get Behaviors That Matter Most to Your Business

    Date: May 4, 2017, 7:30am – 9:00am
    Laurie Smith
    Jackson Lewis
    10701 Parkridge Blvd, Suite 300
    Reston, Virginia 20191
    Event Type:
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    According to Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends Report for 2016, 82% of leaders agree that “Culture is a potential for competitive advantage” and for good reason - culture dictates behaviors.  Yet only 19% say that their” organization has the right culture”.                                     

    What would it look like if behaviors aligned with the strategic goals and desired outcomes? How do you get employees to show the behaviors that matter most to your organization? One of many benefits for HR is to save so much time spent on employee relationships, challenges between managers and employees, turn over etc.

    Having a way to create a workplace culture where employees not only thrive but are motivated and engaged that is simple and practical doesn’t have to be a mystery. You can achieve that by understanding culture and how it impacts everyone’s behaviors from CEO to the front line.
    In this workshop, we will discuss what motivates people and drives behaviors along with identifying simple practical strategies that leaders can use now to create a workplace where behavior is focused on commitment and accountability versus self-interest. 
    Objectives of this session include the following:
    1. Provide senior HR leaders with an overview of how values and behaviors impact performance, collaboration and engagement.
    2. Offer some practical strategies, applications and tools for speaking to senior leaders about culture and the bottom line benefits of aligning values and behaviors with strategic objectives.
    3. Learn a simple method to identify critical behaviors that support your business priorities.
    4. How to best reinforce desired behaviors with simple, visible, actionable and fun mechanisms.
    Merzad Consulting, LLC Merzad Consulting partners with clients to improve organizational effectiveness. Our process focuses on assisting leaders to powerfully harness their organizational culture as a key driver of performance and profitability.  By enhancing employee awareness, developing stronger teams, and cultivating the appropriate culture, we help create a more agile and high-performing organization where employees thrive. 
    We optimize organizational effectiveness because we can address it across all levels of your company:  the individual employee, the team, or the entire organization. 
    All of Merzad’s services are designed to develop the positive employee behaviors that will support your strategy and help you achieve your business goals. Our approach is collaborative and personable, enabling us to pinpoint the resulting behavioral issues and address them with more impact.

    Mimi Mazarei, SPHR, SHRM SCP; Principal Mimi Mazarei has two decades of experience overseeing human resources, operations and accounting with 10 years of executive leadership as Director of Operations. Her professional experience includes working for large and small for profit and nonprofit organizations and a government contractor where she has put her passion for implementing aligned organizational strategies to drive the success of businesses to use. She helps leaders build the connection between goals and expected behaviors that drive results and manage conflict constructively. 

    Randie Reilly, MBA; Principal Randie Reilly has over 10 years of experience in marketing, and operations prior to becoming Principal at Merzad Consulting.  After working with large corporations and small businesses, she realized she had a passion to use her skills as a problem solver, strategic thinker and synthesizer of information to help small business leaders and nonprofit organizations reach their goals.  Prior to joining on as a Principal for Merzad Consultant, she was a business consultant for many small businesses and organizations. Her clients prized her ability to help them develop innovative ways to address issues and challenges. 

    Please join us for this lively discussion. You are welcome to extend an invitation to interested colleagues.  No fee is charged for attending.  However, registration is required on-line, at least 24 hours in advance, via the Dulles SHRM web site ( -- Chapter Discussion Groups. If you have questions, contact Laurie Smith at 703-362-8082 or  or Participation may be limited to the first 25 people who sign up.