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PRE-conference workshop

Agile People Coach Training (Day 1)

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Enabling Business Agility through Finance and HR (Day 2)

Overview

This is a two-day workshop covering both the Agile People Coach Training on day 1, and topping off with the Enabling Business Agility through Finance and HR with Bjarte Bogsnes on day 2.

Day 1

Agile People Coach Training

Today, 2019, the most progressive companies have removed formal managers, realizing that people are most productive, creative and happy when they have personal control over their own lives and the ability to be leaders of their destiny, private or work-related. In these organizations, everybody is expected to be a leader, so there is paradoxically, a lot more leadership there.

Although the removal of the formal manager role is far from mainstream today, many organizations are experimenting with alternative structures, replacing budgets with forecasts and dynamic resource allocation, to create the best possible value. The role of managers is changing rapidly and also, the role of HR is under tremendous change, from focusing mainly on policies and processes to understanding that the future for HR lies in creating conditions for people to perform and be happy. By removing impediments, we can instead maximize engagement and employee satisfaction that will fuel speed and adaptability in a common, strategic direction.

The question is, where do managers and HR go from here? What will become of them, when everybody seems to be able to lead themselves? Will they slowly become obsolete when information and knowledge are transparent for everybody and power is not anymore in the hands of a few “talents” who were promoted because they were seen as “HIPOs” in a world where people were judged in a yearly performance review? Or is there an alternative future role that would be the natural step when leaving the process-oriented and transactional leadership style in favor of ways of working more suitable for a complex reality?

 

During the Agile People Coach training we cover 3 perspectives:

Individual perspective (YOU) Knowing yourself and why you do what you do.

  • The Reiss Motivation Profile (RMP) shows your basic needs and motives, and contributes to a better understanding of yourself and your leadership, and why you do what you do…
  • Helping others finding their perfect place in the organization taking their personality and situation into account.

Team perspective (WE IN OUR TEAM)

  • How to increase the pace from immature to mature high-performing teams, using skills for communication and conflict resolution
  • How to grow and develop teams to be independent and empowered to make their own decisions, for example about their contribution to the organization’s goals or their salaries

Organizational perspective (ALL OF US)

  • How to balance an agile culture with an agile structure, providing enough support for emerging strategies where all people are involved in setting the direction (via OKRs or other kinds of relative targets)
  • How to work to change behaviors – accomplishing an agile mindset and culture through removing limiting structures (budgets linked to fixed performance targets and rewards)
  • Create a Learning organization where it’s ok to make mistakes and learn from them (requires a platform of Psychological Safety)

Day 2

Enabling Business Agility through Finance and HR

During this day, you will get unique insights into Business Agility in practice, both from a Financial, Management and Human perspective. You will benefit from Bjarte Bogsnes’s and Pia-Maria Thorén’s extensive experience from organizational structures and cultures that enable success in a complex world.

Attendees will understand how to trust and empower without losing control, and learn how to redefine performance – with dynamic and relative targets (or no targets at all) and a holistic performance evaluation. The workshop will also cover dynamic forecasting and resource allocation, as well as other examples of self-regulating management mechanisms, including transparency and peer pressure. Bjarte will also share insights into KPI pitfalls and the bonus problem and Pia-Maria will talk about the importance of psychological safety to release creativity, learning ability, and performance.

Many practical examples will be shared and attendees will have the opportunity to try out different exercises in groups.

 Why is this workshop important?

The level of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity in business environments is at a record high. Traditional management was invented for very different times and is today in serious trouble. Also, today, people expect more from work than just a paycheck.

How can we create an environment where people get the conditions to be happy and perform and at the same time contribute to strategic goals? In a world where the only competitive advantage that remains is to learn faster than everybody else and cause and effect no longer makes sense, we will show you new ways of working where people and interactions are more valued than processes and tools.

The close relationship between Beyond Budgeting – and Agile

In this workshop, you will get unique insights into Business Agility in practice, both from a Financial, Management and Human perspective. You will benefit from Bjarte Bogsnes’s and Pia-Maria Thorén’s extensive experience from organizational structures and cultures that enable success in a complex world.

Companies all over the world who have embarked on this journey, including Equinor (formerly Statoil) – where the budget (and much more) was kicked out 2005.

Attendees will understand how to trust and empower without losing control, and learn how to redefine performance – with dynamic and relative targets (or no targets at all) and a holistic performance evaluation. The workshop will also cover dynamic forecasting and resource allocation, as well as other examples of self-regulating management mechanisms, including transparency and peer pressure. Bjarte will also share insights into KPI pitfalls and the bonus problem and Pia-Maria will talk about the importance of psychological safety to release creativity, learning ability and performance.

Many practical examples will be shared and attendees will have the opportunity to try out different exercises in groups.

 

Target Audience

 

Agile coaches, consultants, HR managers, HR Business Partners, HR professionals, line managers, operational & business managers and consulting managers in both the private and public sectors.

Workshop agenda

 

Day 1 (Agile People Coach Training):

Serving the people, teams and the whole organization: The necessary mindset and types of informal leadership types that could be used to increase awareness of my own and other peoples self-leadership. The necessary mindset and types of informal leadership types that could be used to increase awareness of my own and other peoples self-leadership.

My motivation as a base for self-leadership and understanding what drive me and other’s: Communicating with people who are different from yourself and knowing how to understand what makes other people do what they do and how they are different/similar to you.

Principles and Tools to speed up the journey: An overview of principles, practices, and tools that can be used to increase the agile mindset and move faster in a common direction.

Psychological Safety as a foundation for a learning organization: The importance of safe cultures for profitable and innovative organizations – increasing creativity through a fail-safe environment.

Conflict resolution: Basic conflict theory and finding the right balance between harmony and creative conflict in a team or organization.

Team Leadership: Understanding how a team matures and what kind of coaching technique to use in each stage of maturity – when is a team high-performing and what are the dangers that we need to look out for if teams become too strong compared to the rest of the organization?

Enterprise Coaching Part 1: Emerging strategies, new ways of working with budgets, performance and rewards and directional and relative goal setting strategies like OKRs.

Enterprise Coaching Part 2: Creating conditions for a great culture where people can perform at their optimal level and feel supported and happy.

Learning organizations as a Strategy: The Buddy System to increase cross-functional business collaboration.

Conclusion and next steps: This highly interactive workshop will give you the tools and roadmap on how to grow in your Agile People skills – from building your capacity and skill in self-leadership, how to lead others at all levels in the organization and ultimately how to support and enable others to lead at all levels.

 

Day 2 (Enabling Business Agility through Finance and HR):

The problems with traditional management, including budgeting and the linked-to fixed performance targets.

Human view X and Y and the importance of trust to release creativity, learning and performance

New ways of working with performance management: Team goals, OKRs, Salary Formulas and peer based performance evaluations.

  • Beyond Budgeting – the adaptive management model
  • The background
  • The philosophy
  • The 12 principles

Companies on the journey; examples of how they operate

  • The Equinor story – the “Ambition to Action” model; Redefining performance – dynamic and relative targets and a holistic performance evaluation
  • Agile Performance management at large Swedish companies

Examples of self-regulating management mechanisms using transparency and peer-pressure instead of micro-management and control.

The KPI pitfalls and the OKR advantages

  • The fixed target linked to bonus problem
  • What to do instead to increase performance for the whole organizatio

 

your facilitators

Pia-maria Thorén

Day 1 + 2

Pia-Maria has 25 years of consultant experience from large Swedish and international companies within HR, leadership and organization transformation.

She is the author of the book ”Agile People – A Radical Approach for HR and Managers (That Leads to Motivated Employees)”

Pia-Maria is also the founder of the company GreenBullet and the global network Agile People

She is a frequent lecturer at conferences and different types of networks.

Michael Göthe

Day 1

Michael is an agile enterprise and team coach and has 20 years experience from building high performing teams and is one of the core team members of Agile People with a passion to transform organizations to be fit for the future and for people.

He has a long history of working in the management consulting industry. He is skilled in Business Process, Coaching, Executive Coaching, Team Building, and Facilitation. Strong community and social services professional with a University certificate focused in Electronics and computer science from KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

Bjarte Bogsnes

Day 2

Bjarte has a long international career, both in Finance and HR, and almost 25 years of experience from implementing Beyond Budgeting. He is the author of the book “Implementing Beyond Budgeting” where he describes the implementation at two large European companies, Equinor (formerly Statoil) and Borealis.

Bjarte is the chairman of Beyond Budgeting Roundtable (BBRT) and is a popular international business speaker. Bjarte is also the winner of a Harvard Business Review/McKinsey Management Innovation award.

Bjarte will be one of the keynote speakers at our main event on the 23rd of October. Read about his speech here.

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