Agile results from a mindset, Roche's leaders believe -- and Roche takes its leaders' agile mindset very seriously.
The global pharmaceutical company (officially F. Hoffman-La Roche Ltd.) sends leaders -- almost 6,000 of them by now -- to a four-day internal program named Kinesis that gives people a deep dive into the mindset and practice of agile.
Leaders spend those days learning, talking and thinking about their own leadership style and how their mindset can help make Roche more agile.
This approach has created a multiplying effect that has generated significant momentum for Roche's agile transformation, Roche's CHRO, Cris Wilbur, and its Global Head of Talent Innovation, Tammy Lowry, tell Gallup Managing Director, Larry Emond, in the following conversation. And it has made Kinesis a critical component of Roche's efforts to get diagnostic tests and medicines to patients even more quickly.