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Presentation: Why Culture Change Can Blow Up in Your Face, and How to Prevent It

Track: “Don’t Mess Up The Culture!”—Scaling with Sanity

Location: St James, 4th flr.

Duration: 10:35am - 11:25am

Day of week: Tuesday

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Ever wondered why changing culture is so difficult?  And why anyone trying to turn culture around can rapidly burnout?  Or why every work culture eventually seems to degrade and dysfunction over time?  Are you wanting to make a change to culture but want to avoid the usual pitfalls? Then this is the talk for you.   


Known for her radically different way of looking at the world of work, in this talk Katherine exposes ‘invisible forces’ which can cause your attempt at changing culture to blow up in your face.  Using this lens, she will then share a simple tried a tested technique that she uses to kick start averting cultural ‘hell’ and begin to realistically build culture into effectiveness.

Speaker: Katherine Kirk

Independent Consultant - Transformation in Tech

Katherine Kirk describes herself as a ‘student of difficulty’ and specifically focusses on how to transform ‘hell scenarios’.  She specializes in adapting new ideas, solutions, lenses, and practical techniques from eastern philosophy in order to help reduce difficulty and increase effectiveness in technology and leadership.

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