Agile People – How to Inspire and Motivate for Success – Thurs 09/02, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM EST.

About this Event

Intrinsic motivation becomes crucial when you cannot motivate by external rewards and when people choose development instead of a promotion. In this presentation, Pia-Maria will explain why we do what we do and how to link our basic psychological needs to the needs of the organisation, all in the strive to support people to move in a certain direction because they want to, not because they have to.

Pia-Maria talks about the basic needs and values that all people have (just to a different degree) and that make us the unique people that we are. A deep understanding for human needs is crucial to have for leaders, who need to treat people differently to get the most out of the workforce when tapping into motivation that leads to performance. In a great organisation we all contribute with our best selves, doing what we do best every day. The leader is seen as a gardener who has deep people skills and understands what makes each person grow and develop.

Guest Speaker: Pia-Maria Thorén

Pia-Maria Thorén is a true multi-talent – she describes herself as a person in the middle of HR, IT, finance, and management.  As Inspiration Director for her company, Pia-Maria is a key influencer in Agile HR, Leadership and Motivation, a popular guest at conferences, and participates in numerous interviews on podcasts and blogs. In a personal, informal way – Scandinavian style – she makes it very clear that leadership needs to change.

She talks about a new leadership role, The Agile People Coach – An alternative career for HR and Managers in the Future of Work. The world is getting more complex, and there are few competitive advantages still remaining for companies who want to survive and flourish. It requires a totally different Leadership style that let people make mistakes and learn from them. It requires different principles for HR and cross-functional business teams on all levels. The old structures with top-down hierarchies, annual budgets linked to fixed performance targets and rewards will not support the speed and personal motivation that needs to permeate future workplaces.

She is the author of Agile People – A Radical Approach for HR and Managers (That Leads to Motivated Employees) and Agile People Principles – Your Call to Action for the Future of Work.

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