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Biomimicry: what we can learn from the bees and ants

Aernout van den Burg

Aernout van den Burg

Aernout van den Burg, age 43, lives in Den Haag, together with his wife, two daughters, a dog and two cats.
Has worked in IT for over a decade now, in various roles, and since 2015 as a Scrum Master, at Dutch Railways.

Passionate about having smart experiments in order to simplify complex situations.
Highly motivated to improve the human side of software development.

Organizational Agility - 22nd August

Biomimicry: what we can learn from the bees and ants

Biomimicry: what we can learn from the bees and ants

Biomimicry, what is that all about?

Contents:
A brief introduction of this scientific field with some amazing real-life examples.

We then dive into some natural behaviour patterns and will discover quite some inspiration for our approaches in the organizations we work in.

Which command and control system makes ants find the shortest route from nest to food? Exactly, there is none! Yet, ants are extremely smart and efficient in accomplishing their goals. How do they do that? What can we learn from them?

How many managers coordinate the foraging of nectar, water and pollen for the beehive? Zero! But wait, there is a queen, right? So she's the boss. Nope. The harmonious, adaptive, selfless way of working of bees encompasses numerous lessons for us to learn and apply in our working environments.

Presentation full of inspiration - 20 min + 5 min Q&A