In an age of 24/7 availability, where new technologies rapidly change our way of working and the speed of the feedback loop becomes even more urgent, our journey to the future of work in general becomes more and more unpredictable. As a passionate People & Change Executive, Alize Hofmeester helps organizations to explore and reshape the future way of working and ignites a different way of thinking to create a new mindset that unleashes agility within organizations.
With over 20 years of experience within recruitment, management consulting, healthcare and banking, Alize found her purpose in the massive digital transformation of ING. As one of the first members in the Core Team of this ‘Agile’ transformation, Alize helped design new agile structures and created several differentiating approaches on people processes.
With a multi-disciplinary transformation team Alize created and lead the people side of change. After the local transition Alize followed her purpose within the ING Global transition team. There she spread the new way of working and thinking around the globe. She is also renowned for her inspirational speeches and training of people on forthcoming changes in mindset, continuous conversation and life long learning.
Alize strongly believes if you are able to facilitate the right environment where people can experiment, learn and improve, magical things will happen. That means that everyone in the organization needs to be willing to be involved and wants to build this new aspired environment. One thing is for sure: only changing the structure or implementing a new model does not make your organization ‘Agile’.
As an entrepreneur, founder of TwinXter and the People Journey Circle© and active member of several global communities, Alize now is a senior advisor for establishing company-wide 'agility'. She helps companies to unlock the human potential in their organization and how to invite people to collaborate and connect. She actively advises board-level leaders and transformation teams to redesign company structures and trains them on mindset, leadership and the people side of change This to create flow within an entire corporation, so the organization as a whole remains relevant to their customers and keeps adding value to an infinitely evolving world around them.
KEYNOTE: Face the blind spots and enable Business Agility
Adding value to our customers and employees is at the core of business agility. Organizations know they need to change their way of working to be able to respond faster on customer’s needs. We change our structures and architecture. We change our way of working in self-organizing teams, implement new methodologies and rituals.
What about our blind spots. Every designer wants to design a differentiating building or car. No matter how innovative you build that car or organization there will always be blind spots. When we break down the silo’s we sometimes build up new ones. So what is it we really doing differently? Did we change our approach to our customers or our employees? Are we adding value and to whom? Do we check our assumptions and do we dare to face our blind spots? Do we involve employees so we make use of all talents and intelligence in the organization to fix the blind spots? If the answer is not convincing: YES! What should we do more or different?