The Power of Serendipity
What predicts professional and personal success? What do Bill Gates, Mona Lisa and JK Rowling have in common? Why are some people creative while others are not? All of these questions have a clear, evidence-based answers, yet for most of them we still value myths and intuition over science and evidence.
Agility Scales: Shifting Teams in Better Shapes
You want to scale agile, but you don’t know how. You like some methods and frameworks, but they don’t fit in your context. You know the organization needs to change, but there is a strong sense of “change resistance”.
Scaling Agile to work in large and fast-growing organizations is a hot topic. Some coaches and consultants offer methods and frameworks (SAFe, LeSS, Nexus, Holocracy) but others don’t believe such models can work. Companies such as Spotify publish their own custom approach, but it appears that people try to copy these examples without thinking, and that doesn’t work either.
To survive as a company, the organization needs to become a shapeshifter: sometimes hierarchical, sometimes networked; sometimes efficient, sometimes effective; sometimes great at execution, and other times great at innovation. You can only achieve this by motivating people to change continuously.
To achieve this, we take a closer look at gamification and habit-forming. Because games and habits are the keys to intrinsic motivation and change. And you need those in your company to become a great shapeshifter!
Emotional Safety: The Fuel of Innovation
Speakers: Jurgen Appelo (Management 3.0), Paweł Brodziński (CEO – Lunar Logic), Wojciech Mach (co-CEO – IT Kontrakt), Józef Kącki (CEO – Leaders Island), Piotr Bucki (VP CTO – J-LABS)
– How to give autonomy and empower teams to be successful?
Evolution of a team, and its management
A case study on the change in the management philosophy of a team over time, and the impact the methodology of its leader can have on the entire organization.
The Kraków Kings American football team, has gone from a championship, to 2nd from bottom back to championship team in the span of three seasons. Most things remained consistent, with the only fundamental change being the management approach.
What impact did the soft changes have on the results of the team, and what can we learn from this about people management, when leading an existing or building a new organization?
EXPERT DEBATE: ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE, MODERN LEADERSHIP AND DIVERSITY AS FACTORS BUILDING AN ENVIRONMENT OF INNOVATION AND COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
Moderator: JUSTYNA PAWLAK-MIHUŁKA (Freenovation.org) |
SPEAKERS: ANNA SZWIEC (Women in Technology / Lonsley), RAFAŁ SZCZEPAŃSKI (SmartRecruiters), JACEK CZECH (KIG)
– What is the culture of innovation? What is the organizational, cultural, marketing, and sales innovation in the area of management?
– Is it how organizational culture affects innovation?
– What systems, tools and values to implement to create a work environment conducive to creativity and ingenuity?
– What tools, values, systems and standards support the implementation of innovative solutions?
– What programs and solutions are implemented by companies that base their business effectiveness on innovation? What can we learn from Market leaders?
– What impact do startup circles have on the national scale of innovation?
– What can we learn from innovation leaders: US, Estonia, Israel?
– What bothers us? Does national culture have an impact on the level of innovation? How can you “jump”?
– What impact diversity has on the culture of innovation (national, age, gender, etc.)
Narrative techniques to build a coherent culture
Every company has a culture, but not every company consciously works on developing it. Estimote is a NY and Krakow based startup (and alumnus of the famous Y Combinator program) that has invested significantly in developing a cultural framework for a team on two continents. This talk will give details of just how carefully the narrative of the Estimote Culture Book was crafted, and show how the Estimote Culture Team use these techniques more broadly to help the company.
3 Steps to maturity in innovation
When everybody is talking about innovation and looking for cooperation with startups it’s good to take one step back to understand what is really our real business goal. The aim of this talk is debunking some myths about innovation, exposing some silly trends and logic of the crowd in the area of innovation. We will answer the question: What does it really mean to be innovative company, without all these unnecessary fireworks?