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's work is about coaching, mentoring, and training teams and individuals to work more effectively and productively. His approach is a pragmatic blend of coaching, consulting, mentoring, training, and facilitation. Ryan has experience influencing senior stakeholders in retail and finance to adopt more agile ways of working. He's introduced process change and helped to align and coordinate teams in multi-team environments through the design and facilitation of lean and agile ways of working within and across teams.
Ryan is an experienced trainer and facilitator and runs regular public and in-house trainings and workshops in agile coaching, facilitation, Management 3.0, StrongSuits (a strengths-based tool), Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), Scrum, Kanban, and other lean and agile ways of working.
His early education and work were in engineering and web development. He holds an MBA degree from Warwick Business School where he wrote his dissertation comparing agile methods to traditional methods of management and workflow.
Ryan is a certificated coach with Coaching Development Ltd and subsequently served as a mentor on their programme. He is trained in action learning facilitation with Action Learning Centre and he facilitates monthly coaching and peer supervision groups for agile coaches.
Ryan has worked in the UK, South Africa, Canada, Spain, Poland and Germany with industries spanning retail, supply chain, publishing, government, travel, cloud software, education, investment banking, wealth management, and FinTech.
Ryan is a regular speaker at Agile conferences, and is co-organiser of the annual Melly Camp unconference. He facilitates and teaches Management 3.0 all over the world in public and in-house courses. He can be reached at [email protected]