10 years of transforming mindset

location_city Bengaluru schedule Mar 19th 12:30 - 01:15 PM place Grand Ball Room 1 people 105 Interested

In 2008 I was member of a leadership team at Ericsson starting the transformation towards agility for a 2000 people organization. Soon we heard, that agile is a mindset and somehow that sounded right. But it was so hard to get: for me that full mindset change journey took about a year. Through it, I have become one of the transformation drivers at enterprise level. Today I am driving the transformation of a 15000 people business unit as organizational coach/inhouse consultant. Having worked with all kinds of people in all kinds of roles on all levels in the hierarchy across the company gave me a lot of experience with how to get the mindset across. One key learning is, that there is no one-size-fits all approach to it. People are different and different groups of people react in different ways through the group dynamics.

In this talk I will share my 10-year-experience with facilitating mindset change. I will share several examples of different kinds of people and groups of people I encountered and what I found working to facilitate the mindset change.


Outline/Structure of the Talk

Introduction (the difficulty of agile mindset; different kinds of people and groups of people – overview & key characteristics) (5 min.)

How to address different people and groups (examples: development teams, managers, executives, HR business partners, financial people) (30 min)

  • Approaches I found working well (things I would recommend to do)
    (Examples: leading by example; practices that support mindset shift; the power of visualizations; change in language; change in (organizational) structures)
  • Approaches, that didn’t work (things I would recommend not to do)
    (Examples: Delegate change; trying to do it without coaches; ...)
  • Things that can go wrong – and how to deal with them.

Staying mentally sane - a few recommendations on how to manage yourself trying to facilitate mindset change (10 min.)

Learning Outcome

Mindset change means a change in the way you think and respond to the world.

As people are different, they have different paths to change their world view.

You learn about several good practical approaches to help people in mindset change, that you can apply in your own work environment.

Target Audience

Agile coaches. Leaders.

Prerequisites for Attendees


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  • Reena Thomas
    Reena Thomas
    Sr. Manager R&D
    schedule 1 year ago
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