Karen Eilers studied Business Psychology at the West Coast University of Applied Sciences (B.A.) and Economics, Psychology and Management at the University of Kassel (M.Sc.). During her studies, she specialised in human resources and organisational psychology and dedicated herself to the field of agility at an early stage. Ms Eilers gained practical experience in a variety of projects, including work shadowing in Scrum teams at SICK AG and the Haufe Lexware Group. After completing her studies, this experience was supplemented by her work at the consultancy MES Partner GmbH in Hamburg in the area of change management, human resource development and diagnostics, as well as her own seminars in communication and Scrum. Between 2019 and 2022, Ms Eilers was employed as a research assistant and doctoral student in the Department of Business Informatics at the University of Kassel and the University of St.Gallen. There, she taught in the area of service innovation and design, integrating agile methods. Her research focused on challenges and solutions of organisational agility, agile leadership and the agile mindset of employees and managers. Today, Ms Eilers heads the Institute for Transformation in Hamburg and accompanies companies in agile transformations and change processes while still doing research.

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