To transform your business, put more efforts into growing your people

The focus of my talk is how managers could put effort into building high-performing and motivated teams during a (digital) transformation.

When planning for a transformation, we often don’t think about how the cultural changes impacting our “workers” and “managers” when adopting unfamiliar technologies and new ways of working. The focus is quite often on processes, technology and how it can make money for the organisation. Employees come second, third… or often they are not even talked about.

But we can’t transform the business without our people. My talk will introduce basic but proven and effective thoughts and techniques, how we can help teams to be happier, more motivated and still transform together with our business.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Talk

18 minute Ted-type talk with clear takeaways.

  • Topic introduction
  • Research and own experience how motivated teams can deliver better outcomes
  • Technical skills are important, “soft skills” are even more important
  • Setting challenging goals, clear priority and involve the people
  • Forget transformation, embrace evolution
  • You alone can’t transform (or evolve) the business. But together with your people, you can.

Learning Outcome

The learning outcomes are simple and powerful.

  • Understand why happier teams deliver better results
  • Understand, how building on strengths and ambition is more important than improving weaknesses
  • Understanding why you need to build a super team (and not to build a team of superstars)
  • Understand why people need to be deeply involved in the transformation
  • Understanding a few techniques for growing trust.
  • Rather than transform from A to B, build an environment where people can continuously learn and grow

Target Audience

CIO’s, Organisational Change Managers, Project Managers, Team Leaders

Prerequisites for Attendees

An open mind

schedule Submitted 2 years ago

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