Zur Partnerkonferenz Agile Leadership Day

Andreas Künzler

Talk: Do or Do Not. There is No Try
When transforming a big company into an agile organization, the famous words of Yoda, the legendary Jedi Master of the Star Wars saga could not be more true. Becoming agile includes radical shifts in attitudes, values, mindsets, ways of thinking and ways of interacting that shake all company levels.
Changing the Operational Model of UBS poses particular challenges. How does UBS Switzerland steer its agile transformation strategically? What are the challenges during the transition phase, when parts of the company are further ahead than others? How did UBS motivate its employees to embark on the agile journey? And what does it take to make an agile transformation sustain across the whole company?
Andreas Künzler and Jürgen Holland reveal how the agile transformation is managed at UBS. They give insights into the bank’s mid to long term planning in the agile set-up in a VUCA world. They share their best practices and draw conclusions what worked and what did not work for UBS.