Ben Callahan

President of Sparkbox

@bencallahan

President of Sparkbox and founder of the Build Right workshop series, Ben shares his ideas about the web on the Sparkbox Foundry and other leading industry blogs. He’s incredibly grateful for the team at Sparkbox as they pioneer new responsive web design techniques and he continues to push for great user experiences outside the context of specific devices. You can find him speaking around the world, rambling on Twitter, tinkering with his personal site, or splitting wood in his backyard for next winter.

Talk at FEC17

Building a Human-Centered Culture

1 Sep 09:30 – 10:30, Papiersaal

In this session, we’ll talk about how to holistically develop the people on your team, leading to better retention, better work, and happier teammates and clients. We’ll discuss: • The importance of explicit values for empowering your team to make great decisions • How your values filter into every aspect of your organization (from benefits and policies to office setup and revenue model) • The impact of compromise on your culture • Every individual’s need for constructive feedback • Developing people who develop people • The criticality of diversity • Recognizing your own cognitive and implicit biases and how to fight them

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