Boosting Culture – Tips and Techniques to Building a Highly Motivated Workforce


When: Wednesday August 23, 2017 6:30 - 8:30 pm Est

Where: Scrum.Org, 131 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington MA.


Boosting Culture - Tips and Techniques to Building a Highly Motivated Workforce



"Build projects around motivated individuals.  Give them the environment and support they need, and trust them to get the job done."

Agile Principle #5 emphasizes motivated people, supportive environments and trust.  These are key components in a great work culture.  Studies reinforce this.

But what do you do if your company has a hiring freeze or even worse is laying-off portions of its workforce? How can you still create a mission-driven environment where motivated employees can stay motivated; or the uninspired can become inspired?

In this presentation we will review the cultural elements of effective organizations and share thoughts on identifying culture-boosting candidates during the hiring process.  We'll also discuss what it takes to motivate people already on your teams.  And is motivating other people including those currently unmotivated even possible?  Let's talk!



6:30 - 7:00pm:  Agile Introduction

7:00 - 7:30pm:  Food & Fun

7:30 - 8:25pm:  Keynote Presentation

           8:30pm:  Done!





Diolinda Vaz is an experienced Scrum Master, Agile Coach, and Nerd of all things Work Culture.  She currently coaches software teams at a local scientific institute and has co-founded an "Agile Academia" group to share techniques and practices with non-software teams within her organization.  She's also experimenting with HR functions in an Agile environment.  Diolinda started her career in software development as a product consultant and tester.  She shifted into a supervisory role for a short time before becoming a full-time Scrum Master.  As a professional facilitator, Diolinda has relied heavily on communication skills acquired from her first career as a television reporter.