THE 1st CULTUREVIST
COMPANY CULTURE CONFERENCE & HACKDAY
Dame Zarine Kharas, CEO at JustGiving
Alice Breeden, Director, People Operations at Google
Emmajane Varley, Global Head of Insight, Culture & Group CEO Comms at HSBC
Viktor Kelemen, Engineer at Facebook
Davide 'Folletto' Casali, Product Experience Director at Automattic, maker of WordPress.com
Wednesday 10 FEBRUARY 2016, FARRINGDON, LONDON, UK
OUR SPONSORS FOR THE DAY
"Culture Amp is a People Analytics platform that works with the world's most innovative companies to use data to drive their culture. We close feedback loops around employee engagement, onboarding and exiting to manager insights. We’re a proud culture-first company, built on a community of People Geeks." Check out Culture Amp's website.
Non-Technical Culture Hacking!
We will not be programming and no computers are required. We'll form small teams and consider an aspect of an organisation related to its culture (e.g. the performance management process, the Internal Communications approach, how 'resources' are allocated to projects, how decisions are made, workplace design, team away days, and so on). Teams will come up with ideas and design what a great version of it could look like. How it could work in practice. Who could be involved, and so on. Teams will then give a speed-presentation on what they came up with: a Company Culture Hack.
... with a talk about Facebook Hackdays by Viktor Kelemen, Engineer at Facebook
If you'd like to share what your hack was about and the experience of creating it, write a post about it, send us a link and we can include it here for others to learn from.
What People SaID ABOUT THE EVENT
"We had a good group there from JustGiving (5 of us), we are now creating a internal underground culture movement off the back of it - trying out some of the things we saw and heard."
"As we briefly spoke about, I did find the hackathon a little awkward at first as my group stayed whole and didn't break down into smaller groups. Having said that, on reflection the activity half of the day was definately useful as I have now introduced a form of Hackathon at work! I'm yet to run the first session but have high hopes and am really grateful for you opening me up into that possibility."
"For me, the highlight was the hackathon, the opportunity to listen to other people’s ideas, perspectives and inspiring initiatives and practices in their companies. The session itself stretched me outside my comfort zone, real-time brainstorming, putting forward brave and creative ideas and presenting our one big idea to the wider group."
"The opportunity to network with peers who share my passion for company culture and want to act as change agents for their business was truly inspiring, and the events really do feel like a community that share common values and goals. Learning about the different things – structures, tools, programmes and processes – that other companies have in place was invaluable as it provided many different ideas in terms of ways that these could be scaled/adapted/enacted for my own employer. The speaker line up was fantastic. There were so many superb takeaways; things to think about, principles to apply and practical applications that could be put in place in the short and long term."
"The redesigning performance management debate was very fruitful. There happened to be a very interesting group of free thinking people in the room from different backgrounds that made this debate great. The hacking method worked beautifully for the task."
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A huge thank you to everyone who made the day so special. In the spirit of experimentation, we tried a lot and learnt a lot. Stay tuned for some creative tweaks next time :)