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Tuesday, May 1 • 11:15 - 12:00
Politics & Hierarchy: How We Create It & How to Stop (Katherine Kirk)

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Ever had that heavy disappointment when you join an ‘empowered team’ and realise that politics and hierarchy are still driving behaviour.. and it won’t stop? Ever been frustrated that no matter what you do the political games just endlessly confuse and muddy any earnest attempt at doing work? Even in LeanAgile teams? What the hell is going on? Is it hopeless?
In this talk, drawing from her deep practical experience as a transformation specialist, Katherine challenges traditional thinking by using Eastern Philosophical models as lenses to explore new ways of thinking of how politics and hierarchy arise even in the most LeanAgile environments – and has a few suggestions on what we might do about it.

Learning Outcomes:
  • The forces behind what drives us to create politics
  • Ways we might unwind political difficulties
  • What you can do about it

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Katherine Kirk

Agile/Lean Coach, Independent
Now an independent consultant and researcher, Katherine has solid experience contracting and freelancing in a variety of roles within the IT and Media industries: from blue chip investment banking to media conglomerates. She has spent time as an Agile Coach at Rally after a period... Read More →

Tuesday May 1, 2018 11:15 - 12:00 CDT
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