Xebia is a Proud Platinum Sponsor
Agile Leadership Day is the meeting place for leaders in IT. With Business Agility Day (happening on the same day in the exact location), we bring together all roles involved in making companies more agile and adaptive to the ever-changing market environment.
For the second time, Xebia is proudly sponsoring this leading event in the Agile transformation space.
Date: October 25th, 2023
Location: Kongresshaus Zürich, Claridenstrasse 5, Zürich, Switzerland
WORKSHOP: BEHAVIORAL CHANGE CRASH COURSE
by Andrea Clasquin and Evelyn van Kelle
Behavioral change and Agile are two concepts that are very often linked to each other. It seems that no transformation project can succeed without a necessary change in behavior and/or mindset. When a company starts a transformation, you’ll probably see all-hands sessions that communicate the importance of organizational/team alignment and adopting the Agile mindset and values. The introduction of new tools and practices that should enable the desired behavioral change. The new values on beautiful posters on the walls in the office. Leaders and managers emphasize the why of the transformation in impressive speeches. And then… nothing. No behavioral change, no goals achieved.
One of the reasons many transformation projects fail is that there’s not enough focus on the crucial link: human behavior. Many initiatives and programs around Digital Transformation and the introduction of an Agile/ DevOps way of working are focusing on technology, e.g., automated software delivery pipelines and self-service Cloud platforms. In fact, advanced technology can lead to major improvements, but the truth is, that the full leverage of business value creation is tied to changes in people’s behavior. How the team members are aligned, how communication is organized, and how leadership is manifested, does not depend on technology shifts. It’s about how humans (inter)act.
In this highly interactive workshop (you’ll be doing all the work;-)), Evelyn and Andrea will get you started in realizing behavioral change. You will gain insights in what actually drives behavioral change, and you will practice with useful tools that you can continue to use the next day.
SURPRISING FACETS OF DIVERSITY: UNCOVERING TEAM REALITIES
by Carsten Panzner
Intrigued by the complexities of diversity within teams? Join me in a deep dive into “The 5 Facets of Diversity” as we uncover the intricate tapestry of today’s workplace dynamics. From the synergistic benefits to the inevitable challenges, this session promises a candid exploration that will leave you with a nuanced perspective on the role of diversity in shaping our teams and organizations. Don’t miss out on this eye-opening journey into the heart of modern workforce dynamics.