PRO TALK: Improving by Removing

- PST
DeveloperWeek PRO STAGE B

Amanda Daering
Newance, CEO

TA and HR leader with a passion for people and questions. All about solving talent challenges with meaningful connections through my work: recruitment, workshops & community engagement. Always open to a great conversation about books, tech or HR stuff.

I've worked in companies from $1M to $3B. I've returned a company to Top Workplace award status and been through both times of rocket ship growth and intense struggles of change. That range of experience means that I can effectively help a team expand or move through tough transitions. 


The temptation to fix people problems (or product problems!) is usually to add something new. A new pizza party, a new feature, a new recurring well intended meeting…

But what if the answer lives in not adding but removing?

In this session we’ll confront our loss aversion and look for opportunities to improve culture, solve talent challenges and build systems around the truism that less is more.

As burnout and distractions rise for leaders and teams alike, the ability to remove and simplify has never been more important or more difficult.

Attendees of this session will walk away knowing how to:
Cut out the unnecessary and improve on the essential including fewer and better meetings
Map your values to your day to day patterns
Use anti-goals to clarify and remove distractions
Identify culture waste and avoid culture debt