What’s Your Reason to Join the Stampede?

Why do people register for the Stoos Stampede in Amsterdam?

Let’s try and make some educated guesses by using the champfrogs schale.


I am sure plenty of change agents are curious to know how this new kind of event will play out. Will it lead to actionable results for organizational transformation? Will it lead to nothing? No better way to know than to be there.


Honor-cardMaybe some will feel it an honor to be there. It will be the first “stampede” under the Stoos umbrella name. And there are already rumors that others will follow on other continents. It’s great to be among the first.


Acceptance-cardSome who attend the stampede might be looking for acceptance. I know that many change agents feel like aliens in their own organizations. But at this event they will be among similarly-minded people.


Mastery-cardThe point of being a change agent is to become good at changing a little bit of the world around you. At the Stoos Stampede we will share stories about how to do this, which will help people to become more competent at it.


Freedom-cardMany people who are trying to change organizations are looking for freedom from command and control. The Stoos Stampede organization is exactly like that. There is (almost) no control. And lots of freedom.


Relatedness-cardThere’s no better way to get connected with other people than face-to-face conversations where we inspire each other about organizational change. I’m quite sure this event will lead to lots of new relationships being forged.


Order-cardAh, a tricky one. The people who crave for a bit of order should not feel disappointed. The stampede will not be a chaos. We will have some rules and constraints in place, to maximize the power of self-organization.


Goal-cardPeople who look for purpose won’t need to look further. Everyone who gathers at the Stoos Stampede is looking for ways to get happier employees and customers, and more meaning to running a healthy organization.


Status-cardHm, this will depend on yourself I suppose. A change agent is only as good as the change he or she was able to introduce in the system. And status will follow if you did a good job at that.

What is your reason to come to Amsterdam on 6+7 July?


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  • http://profile.typepad.com/cerishaw CeriShaw

    For me it’s relatedness and mastery in that order. I’m really keen to meet other people in similar situations and perhaps to learn from them.

  • http://www.agiledevelopment.nl Joost Mulders

    That’s a difficult one, I guess I have several motivators to go to the stoos stampede. In order of importance, the 3 most important reasons for me:
    1. Relatedness
    connecting with such a large group of people with a similar mindset is a very inspiring experience for me.
    2. Mastery
    Becoming a better change agent by exchanging experiences.
    3. Acceptance
    This has two aspects for me. At first it is great to be among a group of people with the same ideas about management instead of feeling like an outcast.
    Secondly I am hoping that I will be accepted in this community and that my contribution proves to be valuable.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/kurthaeusler1 Kurt_Haeusler

    Curiosity – I know little, so I hope to learn something.
    Mastery – Or at least a small step in that direction.
    Freedom – This is the end goal. Freedom for myself I guess, but mostly freedom for everyone else.
    I also want to share. I didn’t see that listed. I am trying to focus in on some specific ideas of relevance to the whole Stoos thing, and perhaps someone is interested in sharing ideas.

  • Patrick

    Because I can think of many valid reasons for not going, but the urge to go there is still stronger. Call it “intrinsic motivation” or something 😉

  • http://advicio.com Tonio Grawe

    Curiosity and relatedness.

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