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Presentation: "PARALLEL LEADERS KEYNOTE: Let's Help Melly (Changing Work Into Life)"

Time: Thursday 17:01 - 17:50 / Location: Pendulum

Many people in the world don't really like their jobs. And most organizations are not healthy. They are badly prepared for increasing complexity and changing environments. Most managers know that organizations are complex systems. But few understand what that means for the way organizations should be managed. Complexity thinking suggests that we should seek a diversity of conflicting perspectives. It explains that organizations need experimentation, not just adaptation. And it says that most innovation happens by stealing and tweaking existing ideas to fit a new context. Ultimately, what organizations need is a "management workout". A number of simple practices that make employees happy and the organization healthy, and which satisfy the rules of complexity thinking.

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Jurgen Appelo, Author of Management 3.0: Leading Agile Developers

Jurgen Appelo

Biography: Jurgen Appelo

Jurgen Appelo is a writer, speaker, trainer, entrepreneur, illustrator, developer, manager, blogger, reader, dreamer, leader, and freethinker. Since 2008 Jurgen writes a popular blog at, which deals with development management, software engineering, business improvement, personal development, and complexity theory.

He is the author of the book Management 3.0: Leading Agile Developers, Developing Agile Leaders, which describes the role of the manager in agile organizations. He is also a speaker, being regularly invited to talk at business seminars and conferences around the world.

Twitter: @jurgenappelo