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Monday, August 3 • 15:45 - 17:00
Drive: How we used Daniel Pink’s work to create a happier, more motivated workplace (David Mole) POPULAR

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Are you inspired and happy in your work? Do you feel motivated to give your best every single day? Inspired by Daniel Pink, we delved into the research of what actually motivates people and can now tell you the intriguing story of what we learned and how we were able to create a significantly happier, more productive, motivated workplace by focusing on Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose - the key concepts made famous by the book Drive (and the associated TED talk and online video clips).
Through a combination of research, coaching and lots of trial and error we made a range of changes to the way we worked and to our environment. Proudly, we were able to significantly increase happiness and in turn directly impact the productivity of our Agile teams (although the happiness spread into the wider workplace too!). Of course not everything worked and you will hear about the strategies that triumphed and those that (sometimes spectacularly) flopped! After hearing this talk, you will not only be able to understand what we did and why but you will also take away techniques and ideas for experiments that you can try for yourself.
Debunking stubborn workplace myths along the way, we can also demonstrate exactly what happens to an organisation when you focus on happiness and motivation as your key measures and all the other KPI’s take a backseat. Importantly this is about much more than the theory, yes we will cover that along the way, but we will also tell the story of how we have been able to strategically improve happiness and productivity at one of New Zealand’s largest organisations.
Learning Outcomes:
  • The audience will:
  • - Understand the key concepts which sit behind happiness and motivation at work
  • - Understand why old fashioned thinking and myths no longer apply in the modern workplace
  • - Take away ideas and techniques for measuring happiness and understand which ones may be most applicable at their organisation.
  • - Identify and understand the overlap between happiness, motivation and Agile the principles.
  • - Understand the link between happiness and productivity with strategies for influencing both.
  • - Hear a real story of how this work has been applied at one of New Zealand's most well known businesses.

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David Mole

Agile Coach, Nomad8
After speaking about Self-Selecting teams at last year's conference, this year I will be speaking about how we used Daniel Pink's work around Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose to create happier more motivated teams. @Molio https://nz.linkedin.com/in/davidmole

Monday August 3, 2015 15:45 - 17:00 EDT
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