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Episode #5: How to Strengthen Culture in Remote Teams in Demanding Times?

The present and global situation is challenging companies, employees and leaders alike at work in many ways. The insight has started to grow in the minds of most leaders, that the present and trying times can potentially be the most creative and reinventing of times. 

In this podcast Professor Wim Gijselaers of the Department of Educational Research in Maastricht University, Eeva Sipilä, CFO and Deputy to CEO at Metso with extensive experience of leadership of change in global industrial corporations, and Bo-Magnus Salenius, Co-founder of TalentMiles and pioneer of designing formats for ‘learning by questions’ in leadership, team and strategy development, will discuss practises for capturing and increasing the capacity for creativity and learning in remote teams.

Episode #4: Powering your strategy with questions

The way we do strategy work has been changing for many years, but the current COVID-19 outbreak has notably magnified and intensified this change. The ongoing global crisis has highlighted the importance of being very flexible and able to change fast. How can we incorporate that ability into our strategy?

When Eric Schmidt was the CEO at Google, he said “We run the company by questions, not by answers.” We also know for a fact that we need to engage people and invite their input in strategy, but what are effective ways to accomplish that? How can we make questions the driving force in our way of working with strategy?

In this podcast, Jukka Hörkkö, Executive Vice President of Skanska Homes, and Patrick Furu, Chief Strategist of TalentMiles and Adjunct Professor, discuss how they see strategy work changing in this new reality. Skanska Homes recently employed a question-driven approach to their strategy process and Jukka Hörkkö will share some of his personal insights from this experience.

Episode #3: Hur ställer vi om för nystart av vår kompetensutveckling?

Vilka krav på förändring ställs i omstarten till en ny hållbar och digital utvecklingsagenda?
Hur behåller vi det mänskliga mötet och interaktionen med varandra i utvecklingsaktiviteterna med ett digitalt förtecken och delvis ny pedagogik?

Vi delar med oss och diskuterar vad forskning och praktisk HR verksamhet i detaljhandel och media branschen just nu upplever. Möt Thomas Spjuth Eriksson, Paulina Holm och Patrick Furu som alla tre har lång och senior erfarenhet från olika akademiska & strategiska HR roller; nationellt samt internationellt.

Episode #2: Finding flexible solutions for learning and development in unpredictable times

It appears increasingly difficult to predict what the ‘new normal’ will look like. Instead, HR and development professionals now need to find flexible solutions that can be easily adapted to changing and varying conditions.

Professor Wim Gijselaers of the Department of Educational Research and Development in Maastricht University, Tiiu Coughlin, SVP Human Resources at Evac Group, Thomas Spjuth Eriksson, HR-professional with extensive experience of leading HR-roles in the IKEA-organisation, and Bo-Magnus Salenius, Co-founder of TalentMiles and pioneer of developing approaches to question-driven leadership and learning, will share their thoughts on how we should think about organising learning and development activities in companies for the rest of this year.

We talk about:

  • how to plan for learning and development-processes for the Autumn despite not knowing what the restrictions on work and work-related travel will be
  • how still aspire for better learning and engaging managers in supporting members of their teams in self-driven development
  • the unexpected opportunity for pursuing environmentally sustainable solutions in learning and development

You can find a brief summary of the webinar here.

Episode #1: How to lead a successful remote team

Annika Häggblom and Erika  Hyppönen from TalentMiles will share their thoughts and best ideas for how to maintain a high standard of collaboration, teamwork and leadership, even when you are not working in the same  location as your colleagues.

We talk about:

  • the challenges and opportunities of working remotely
  • how to best lead a remote/virtual team,  maintaining a high standard on the quality of work and  collaboration
  • how to create and maintain a high level of psychological safety in a virtual team
  • our best tips, tools and activities for productive remote/virtual teamwork