SESSION SPEAKER - MAIN ROOM C2 - 11H00-12H00

Sander DUR

Why Psychological Safety is Key for Innovation

In today's world, organizations have to innovate. If they don’t, they will get eaten by those that do. At the same time, innovation is a tricky thing. According to the late prof. Clay Christensen only 5% of a whopping 30000 new products a year are to be marked as successful. It's a cutthroat side of business.

Oddly enough, we have noticed that many organizations try to force innovation. Putting a team in a room, providing them with pizza, and shouting at them to innovate is not going to cut it if they are still fearing repercussions. Organizations spend staggering amounts on research & development, sales, and marketing of a new product, but this doesn’t equate to innovation, or value in general. If a sense of fear is harvested amongst developers, chances are that the product misses its target.

This presentation will provide a solid understanding of innovation, and psychological safety, mixed with our consulting experience at large organizations that try to innovate. Attendees will be able to reflect on their own levels of psychological safety and first steps to start moving the needle for the better.

About Sander

Sander Dur is a Professional Scrum Trainer at Scrum.org, podcast host of Mastering Agility, Professional Scrum Master and Lead Agile Consultant, and trainer at Xebia. Besides this, he’s an avid writer for Mastering Agility on Medium.com, the Scrum.org blogs, and his upcoming book. Sander is a frequent speaker at conferences at meetups. Sander has a major passion for the human side in complex domains. Ensuring a high level of psychological safety, therefore, is a critical part of his work. Organizations in complex domains can only survive when innovating. Innovation can only take place with the right balance between low social friction and high intellectual friction. While most organizations now understand how to apply Agile frameworks, they struggle with the delivery of value. Psychological safety is the next step in this evolution and Sander has a huge drive to help organizations reach that step.
Sander is enthusiastic, open-minded, and ambitious. He finds interpersonal relationships and intrinsic motivations very important in team dynamics. Besides his work, Sander loves to spend time with his family, enjoys sports and eating healthy, barbecuing, and traveling.

Agile Tour Luxembourg Speaker -Sander DUR

"All will be good at the end. If it’s not good, it’s not the end yet."

Agile Tour Luxembourg Speaker -Sander DUR

About Sander

Sander Dur is a Professional Scrum Trainer at Scrum.org, podcast host of Mastering Agility, Professional Scrum Master and Lead Agile Consultant, and trainer at Xebia. Besides this, he’s an avid writer for Mastering Agility on Medium.com, the Scrum.org blogs, and his upcoming book. Sander is a frequent speaker at conferences at meetups. Sander has a major passion for the human side in complex domains. Ensuring a high level of psychological safety, therefore, is a critical part of his work. Organizations in complex domains can only survive when innovating. Innovation can only take place with the right balance between low social friction and high intellectual friction. While most organizations now understand how to apply Agile frameworks, they struggle with the delivery of value. Psychological safety is the next step in this evolution and Sander has a huge drive to help organizations reach that step.
Sander is enthusiastic, open-minded, and ambitious. He finds interpersonal relationships and intrinsic motivations very important in team dynamics. Besides his work, Sander loves to spend time with his family, enjoys sports and eating healthy, barbecuing, and traveling.

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