7–9 November 2016: Conference & Tutorials
9–10 November 2016: Training
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Choose your own coach

Lotta Croiset van Uchelen (Schuberg Philis)
14:40–15:20 Tuesday, 8/11/2016
Organizational infrastructure Business skills, Organizational optimization E104/105/106 Audience level: Non-technical
Average rating: ***..
(3.78, 9 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Explore Schuberg Philis's transition from a traditional organization to one in which every colleague chooses their own boss

Description

Schuberg Philis is an innovative business technology company focused on the mission-critical applications that its customers and society rely on 24/7. Schuberg Philis’s company culture and organizational structure clearly differs from those at other IT companies. It has no sales department, no HR department, and no managers. Agility is everything—small, independent, multidisciplinary teams of experts pursue a clear goal together.

As Schuberg Philis was growing, the company had to figure out how to keep its coaching model sustainable. Lotta Croiset van Uchelen explores the solution it landed on: let every colleague choose their own boss. Lotta covers Schuberg Philis’s transition from a traditional organization to its new form, the coaching and matching model (which includes a self-test and a team “job” interview), and the benefits that Schuberg Philis has realized from this reorganization.

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Lotta Croiset van Uchelen

Schuberg Philis

Lotta Croiset van Uchelen is chief DNA officer at Schuberg Philis, an innovative business technology company focused on the mission-critical applications that its customers and society rely on 24/7. Lotta combines her studies in information science, economics, and psychotherapy to help Schuberg Philis’s employees grow in their coaching roles so that they in turn can help grow impact for colleagues. Together with her husband, Lotta has taken care of over 10 foster children. Working with Social Services for so many years helped Lotta realize her vision for Schuberg Philis: caring for each other, growing impact, and taking a business-like approach do not have to be mutually exclusive. Choose your own boss is one of the many results.