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Monday, November 10, 2014 - 8:30am - 12:00pm
Half-day Tutorials

Building a Culture of Trust Where Agile Thrives NEW

We know that teams and individuals who take ownership of their work outperform—often by 50 percent—those who don’t. And in agile, team ownership is a key principle. However, leaders often struggle with letting their teams own their work. Leaders are afraid that if they trust, their teams will fail. So leaders must create a culture of trust and help their teams take ownership. But what if the team builds the wrong product? Teams must align with the strategy and purpose of the business as well as with value to the customer. Finally, the organization must deal honestly with ambiguity. Pollyanna Pixton provides you with the tools to create a culture of trust by dealing with fear of collaboration, helping teams take ownership, aligning with the business by using decision filters based on a business values, and helping teams show real progress while not committing until all risks are within an acceptable range.

Pollyanna Pixton, Accelinnova

International leadership expert, Pollyanna Pixton developed the models for collaboration and collaborative leadership through her thirty-eight years of working inside and consulting with many organizations. She helps companies create workplaces where talent and innovation are unleashed—making them more productive, efficient, and profitable. Pollyanna is a founding partner of Accelinnova, president of Evolutionary Systems, and director of the Institute for Collaborative Leadership.

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