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Interview with Kilian Wawoe

Learn more about Kilian Wawoe’s keynotes, money saving tips and his experiences. Read his interview with A-Speakers below.

Can you provide 3 points about what lessons human resources have learned from the economic crisis?

First, that people in organizations behave in the way you ask them to do. So if you incentivise them to sell a lot a products, that is what they will do. You get what you pay for. Second.   But what if the orders from above do not make sense? The crisis has tough us that mistakes are made on management level. Managers were taking risk, and instructed their staff to take risk too.
Third. like animals we live in herds. So we compare ourselves with others in the herd. Not outside. In other words, bankers do not think they made any mistakes, because they compare themself with other bankers. The same applies for salaries. Bankers do not think they are making a lot of money.


How are money, work performance and happiness connected?

Money leads to better performance when the employee knows what to do, but is not motivated intrinsicly to do it.  Money does not lead to better performance when there is a lack of competence. So bonuses work well for unskilled jobs. They do not work for high skilled jobs (which is 90% in our economy). More or less the same applies for the money-hapiness relation. People who do not have a lot of money, become happy when you give them extra. If your basic needs are fullfilled, there is no extra hapinness.


How do audiences gain from your keynote presentations?

Everybody has their ideas on Money-Happyness and Money-Performance relationship. However, these relationships are complex. A simple yes or no will not work. The audience will really understand the theory behind these things, and I want to give them something practical: how can you apply this at your work tomorrow.


How do you prepare for speaking engagements?

I have two fears: traffic and beamers 😉 So I am always very early and walk to the beamer autistically….


Do you have a favorite experience from your speaking career?

My finest hours were when I spoke at TEDx in Holland. This was really a lot of preparation because I had no room to correct mistakes


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Judge for yourself….

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