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Meetup: ‘Agile People Leadership’ with Pia-Maria Thorén

—Overview of the event—

Agile People Coach – An alternative career for HR and Managers in the Future of Work

The role of HR and Managers is changing into a more guiding and coaching role for the people in the organization to be able to perform and be happy. At the same time, the world is getting more complex and there are few competitive advantages still remaining for companies who want to survive and flourish. One such competitive advantage is to learn faster than the competition so that you can be innovative and creative and invent and produce products and services that customers want and need. But it requires a totally different Leadership that let people make mistakes and learn from them. It also requires different principles for HR, who needs to abandon policy making and process mapping for supporting speed, adaptability, and customer focus. It takes cross-functional business teams on all levels to create a learning organization that has become a prerequisite for success, when everybody needs to take shared ownership for the company vision. The old structures with top-down hierarchies, annual budgets linked to fixed performance targets and rewards will not support the speed and motivation that needs to permeate future workplaces. In this scenario, the future career path for Leaders and HR will be one of the Agile People Coach – a role that aims to create the right conditions for individuals, teams, and the whole organization to grow and develop and change, as needed to survive. This talk will describe how Leaders and HR need to change to become Agile People Coaches.

—About the Speaker—

Pia-Maria is the author of Agile People – A Radical Approach for HR and Managers (That Leads to Motivated Employees), and the founder of Agile People. Agile People is a global network of people who work to improve workplaces by helping HR and leaders to attain an agile mindset for the future of work by using agile tools, methods, values, and principles. Pia-Maria specializes in helping companies move towards a culture of increased agility through Agile HR, Agile leadership and Motivation. Her main focus is to contribute to creating organizations where people perform better and feel engaged. Her main drive is to see the movement from one state to another in a company, contributing by making that change successful both from a financial and human perspective.