LIFT Your Story: The Art of Team: Bringing out the Best to Achieve Big Things

Classroom 3 6:30–8:30pm
  • Regular FREE

LIFT Your Story is a series of interactive workshops designed to help startup founders build and elevate their companies using best practices and proven storytelling techniques from leaders in media and technology.

Over the course of seven workshops in New York City and Philadelphia, founders will hear from industry experts on creating a business plan, turning that plan into a business, pitching and selling, building a team, product design and fundraising.

LIFT Your Story is partnership between Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs and the Made in NY Media Center by IFP.  Workshops are free to attend, though prior registration is necessary.

Topic Focus: Innovation and Team Building
Session Description: Regardless of the business or industry, one of the fundamental challenges is how to get the best of your team. In this talk, we’ll use key lessons from the tech industry to dive into talent development using the Agile model. We’ll uncover insights into how the best teams are functioning and what makes them tick by learning how to overcome conflict, improve collaboration, promote understanding and generate ideas more quickly. How does a team first acknowledge their current state and identify where they want to go? We’ll explore different team building exercises that can bring out the best of an organization and align teams working to the same unified goal to achieve big things.

Rajiv Gandhi is a Principal Product Manager with experience building products and teams that have served 80 million users in 300 companies. Currently he’s at American Express where he focuses building teams and using technology to improve the financial services user experience. His roles span from transformation leadership to change management to Agile coach and Scrum Master. He works across multiple departments, cross-functional teams and experience levels to create an environment of continuous improvement for product and engineering teams. His product experience includes social media, search, presentation software as well as human capital management software.

Find Rajiv on LinkedIn.

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