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Managers can still be a valuable addition to a team

I recently gave a talk at the Øredev developer conference in Malmö in order to share how managers can be effective and valued in today’s organizations. Watch and let me know what you think.

Julia Wester – Let’s (not) get rid of all the managers! | Øredev 2019
from Øredev Conference on Vimeo.
Are you a manager in a world that increasingly wishes you didn’t exist? The positional power structure of traditional management is at odds with an agile approach. But, don’t despair… there’s hope! Fortunately, it is possible to do your job well and have your team want to hug you instead of fire you. Come and learn how to transform your role away from its command and control roots and be a valuable member of an agile team.

1 Comment

  1. The article highlights how managers act as facilitators, coaches, and mentors, providing guidance and support to team members. It recognizes the importance of managers in fostering collaboration, improving communication, and leveraging the strengths of team members. The examples and anecdotes shared throughout the article further illustrate the significance of managers in enabling team success and driving organizational growth. Overall, the article challenges the notion that managers are becoming obsolete and celebrates their value in creating a positive work culture and nurturing talent.

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