Ben Smit on how tech can be a team leader's wingman
In this episode...
We speak with Ben Smit about how leaders can use tech to help grow high performing teams from the bottom up. Ben is an entrepreneur, co-founder and CEO of Teamgage, software that enables team collaboration, wellbeing, and continuous improvement.
Who is Ben Smit?
Ben Smit is an entrepreneur and highly skilled at growing scale-up companies and leveraging technology to solve human problems, with a focus on engaging team members to own and advocate the improvement process. Ben is part of the husband and wife team responsible for founding Teamgage, software that builds employee engagement by regularly collecting workplace feedback while empowering teams to take action on their own results and select metrics that are relevant to the team at the team level. The system measures behaviours and sentiment aligned to the strategy of the organisation and drives teams and managers to action their own improvements in real-time. Ben and Teamgage are taking on the worldwide market, and it has grown to service clients across Australia, Asia Pacific and North America. Ben recently won a 40 under 40 award for his passion, vision and achievements as one of SA's finest entrepreneurs under the age of 40.on their own results and select metrics that are relevant to the team at the team level.
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A few things you’ll learn about in this episode:
- Thinking about culture and employee engagement as a bottom up dynamic
- Leadership setting principles, teams being enabled to deliver
- Explosion of HR tech
- Making space for failure and learning
- Innovation culture
- The role of trust in team performance
- Applying agile thinking to culture and staff engagement
- Continuous improvement and how it can be applied to team performance
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Organisational culture, culture change, employee experience, employee engagement, complexity, leadership, human resources, people matters, hr technology, continuous improvement, agile, teamgage, teamwork