The Future of Work Scotland team are delighted to be hosting Esther Derby, a longstanding leader in the global Agile community.
What if we didn’t drive change, but nurtured it instead? What would it feel like, how would people experience it? In this session Esther will share some ideas about how to make organizational change a more positive, productive experience.
What can our attendees expect to take away from the session?
● Understand the value of creating the conditions for change.
● Understand why it is so important to honour the past when you look to the future.
● Understand why patterns so often do not change.
Here's some background on our amazing guest speaker for this session:
Esther Derby draws on four decades of experience leading, observing, and living organizational change. She works with a broad array of organizations. Her clients include both start ups and Fortune 500 companies.
Based on experience and research, her approach blends attention to humans and deep knowledge of complex adaptive systems.
Esther has been called one of the most influential voices within the agile communities when it comes to developing organizations, coaching teams, and transforming management. Her work over many years has influenced coaches and leaders across many companies.
Esther started her career as a programmer. However, over the years she’s worn many hats, including business owner, internal consultant, manager, and team leader. From all these perspectives, one thing was clear: individual, team, and even organizational success depends greatly on the work environment and organizational dynamics. As a result, she’s spent the last twenty-five years helping companies shape their environment for optimum success.
Her formal education includes an MA in Organizational Leadership and a certificate in Human Systems Dynamics.