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Saturday, May 25 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Yle’s LeanCulture Toolkit: Turn your company into the benchmark of the new company culture (Mirette Kangas, Antti Kirjavainen)

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The need for business agility is real.

In the face of digitalization and amidst risk of being disrupted by new products, companies, and business models, many companies and leaders have woken up to the need for change.

To develop genuine business agility and to help the company prosper, we need a new mindset for cultural change. It is all about people, it is part of everyday work, it is not a project. How to drive and accelerate this kind of cultural change to achieve business agility is a crucial question for leaders.

At Yle (Finnish Broadcasting Company), developing company culture is tangible and practical part of business development work for us. This way the change will become part and parcel of our structures and those structures will change naturally. Here, the change is based on voluntariness – it is the basis for growth and mutual learning. We are boldly applying a wide range of agile methods to how we manage and do things and adopting them in the manner that best suits our needs in creative and knowledge work. Culture changes through experimentation, even in leadership roles.

Based on our experience of over 30 workshops, during last 12 months, we have accumulated insight on how to drive culture change with a series of small experiments with feedback-loops. How to use customer feedback effectively with real-time and predictive data tools and practices. During co-operation with our Chief Technology Officer and Chief Digital Officer we have adapted and scaled agile practices also with board of directors.

At this workshop we will use Yle’s Lean Culture Toolkit (tiny.cc/yle-toolkit) and we will open a few tools we have applied, in collaboration with leaders, in Yle’s agile change journey. We will concentrate on tools that helps leaders and the whole organisation foster an agile company culture, while at the same time foster teams’ own agency and self-organization.

A shared positive and challenging vision of the future helps people join the culture change work and to commit to it with passion. We will demonstrate how to facilitate the discussion to find this vision through our culture mapping practice. The strength of this kind of vision setting is in that we do not limit ourselves to forming a vision about the results that we want to produce, but also discuss the behaviors needed to produce these kind of results and the structures needed to enable and amplify these behaviors.
In the second part of our workshop we will demonstrate our practices to kick off experiment-based continuous improvement towards the desired vision and how to keep this continuous change and learning going with the minimum amount of structure and routines.

Facilitator @mirettekangas and co-facilitator @anttiki

Learning Outcomes:
  • Getting ideas how to lead the business agility and cultural change by example.
  •  How you, as a leader, can create alignment on goals/vision/purpose as well as momentum and desire to change.
  • How to facilitate business units and teams to drive culture change with a series of small experiments with feedback-loops.

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Mirette Kangas

Chief Lean-Agile Culture Officer, YLE
Mirette is the founder of Lean-Agile Culture Accelerator at Yle, Finnish Broadcasting Company. Lean Culture in Creative Work. Focusing now on growing the scope of the cultural transformation and spread the new approach to leadership across the organization. Previously leader of service... Read More →
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Antti Kirjavainen

Collaboration Gardener, Co-Founder, Flowa
Antti Kirjavainen, a co-founder of Flowa and a coach at Lean-Agile Culture Accelerator at Yle, is an entrepreneur and a coach helping digital businesses reach their potential through new methods of creative and knowledge work.

Saturday May 25, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
E-4024 (4th Floor)