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Reforming your business through Systemic changes.

Wolfgang Steffens CEO kai kaku Oy

Introduction

W. Edwards Deming (author of Out of the crisis) said that of all the issues in an organization 95% of them are related to the system, and only 5% are people issues. Thus, for a real change, the focus lays on changing the system and yet a change in the system is often a major change – a Kaikaku.

Each system is optimized for something. Hopefully, your system is already aligned with the purpose (or function) of your organization. If you do systemic changes, the key question is what should you optimize the system for? Thus one of the key questions to address is to answer what is your (system) optimization goal!

We want you to learn to solve your own problems, impediments, issues, hurdles whatever they are called. It has been shown over and over again that externally induced changes will typically not lead to the desired results in the long run and you will not reach your goals. Instead, you need to learn the capability together with your colleagues and partners to tackle those issues by yourself and find a solution that fits into your context.

In this journey, we are in together …

Wolfgang Steffens CEO kai kaku Oy

Biography

Wolfgang is a passionate, energetic, inspiring and authentic coach with 10+ years of experience in large-scale Lean and Agile Product Development. He is a Certified LeSS Trainer, Certified LeSS Coach, Systems Thinker, and experienced in facilitating large workshops. His first encounter with Scrum and Agile was in 2005, and the learning started. He coached his first LeSS adoption in 2007 and in 2010 he expanded his knowledge and coached a 1000+ people organization on their SAFe adoption.

Prior to this, he gained experience in Program and Project Management for 10+ years, consisting of the successful commercial launch of products and many years developing program management further at the Business Unit and division level within Nokia, as well as at the company level at Nokia Siemens Networks.

His 3+ years Round-The-World journey on a motorcycle with his dogs has sharpened his problem solving skills. Besides this, he became a happy person and learned to practice the art of mindfulness.

His latest assignments brought him to insurance companies, retail, and digital automation organizations.