MANAGING FOR HAPPINESS
The research is clear: happy workers are more productive workers. Managing for Happiness is about concrete management advice for all workers. Practical things that people can do next Monday morning in order to make their teams and organisation happier. In this session, you will see how to manage the system, not the people. This is not only relevant for managers, but for everyone who is concerned about their teams and organisation.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Inc.com has called him a Top 50 Leadership Innovator. Since 2008, Jurgen Appelo has written a popular blog NOOP.NL, offering ideas on the creative economy, agile management, organisational change, and personal development. He is the author of the book Management 3.0, which describes the role of the manager in agile organisations. And he wrote the little book How to Change the World, which describes a supermodel for change management. His most recent book is called #Workout / Managing for Happiness, which offers you practical ideas to engage workers, improve work, and delight clients.
Jurgen is CEO of the business network Happy Melly, and co-founder of the Agile Lean Europe network and the Stoos Network. He is also a speaker who is regularly invited to talk at business seminars and conferences around the world.
• Doors open: 6:30pm
• Talk starts promptly: 6:45pm
• Pizza and networking: 8pm
• Doors close: 9pm
Many thanks again to EPAM for sponsoring the event.
Jurgen Appelo is pioneering management to help creative organizations survive and thrive in the 21st century. He offers concrete games, tools, and practices, so you can introduce better management, with fewer managers.
Jurgen calls himself a creative networker. But sometimes he's a writer, speaker, trainer, entrepreneur, illustrator, manager, blogger, reader, dreamer, leader, freethinker, or… Dutch guy. Inc.com has called him a Top 50 Leadership Expert and a Top 100 Great Leadership Speaker.
Since 2008, Jurgen writes a popular blog at NOOP.NL, offering ideas on the creative economy, agile management, organizational change, and personal development. He is the author of the book Management 3.0, which describes the role of the manager in agile organizations. And he wrote the little book How to Change the World, which describes a supermodel for change management. His most recent book is called #Workout / Managing for Happiness, which offers you practical ideas to engage workers, improve work, and delight clients.
As a lean agile coach and trainer, Andrea works with organizations to become better sources of value by continuous improvement, rapid adaptation and collaborative learning. She has experience working with various teams and multinationals across Europe, US, Canada and Asia, in any sector where software development is applied.
"While there is a lot of focus on practices and processes in Lean Agile transformations, I believe in the power of individuals to bring about change. When individuals start to question the status quo, change their own behaviours and inspire other team members to do so, then change happens." - says Andrea.
As managers/team leaders/coaches, it is our role to create the right environment, systems and boundaries to empower our talented teams of knowledge workers to strive & learn.
Ryan began his career in 1999 as a software developer and gradually gravitated towards project and programme management in the e-commerce industry where he spent the first 12 years of his career. Becoming increasingly disillusioned by the systems in place that seemed to prevent people from being happy and creative at work, he left to do an MBA at Warwick University where he wrote his dissertation on the effectiveness of Lean-Agile ways of working in the e-commerce industry. He subsequently trained as a personal coach and re-entered the corporate world as a Lean-Agile coach and trainer. He has helped to train, transform and transition teams and departments to Lean-Agile ways of working in UK, Canada, and Germany. Industries span retail, supply chain, publishing, government, travel, packaged software, investment banking, and wealth management.
Ryan is a regular speaker about Agile topics, and is co-organiser of the London Management 3.0 Meetup Group. He is a certified coach with Coaching Development in the UK and subsequently served as a mentor on their programme.