Interview with Matti Klasson

Interview with Matti Klasson

Matti works for a game company. Do you happen to know this?


or this?


Matti Klasson is people operations manager at King and  Management 3.0 facilitator.

Let’s read his interview.

We are really excited to have Matti in Agile Greece Summit 2016 and looking forward to his speech. Did you get your ticket?

Matti Klasson

Q: Could you briefly introduce yourself?

My name is Matti Klasson and I’m Development People Lead at King – which means it’s my responsibility to help our developers to grow so they can be great team members and create BIG games.

Q: What will your talk be about, exactly? Why this topic?

My talk will be about – how to create a happy and productive work environment and that leadership has a key role in that.
In a fast pace world where global mobility increase is crucial for companies to survive, that you have an environment where people feel they have a purpose and can make a difference. It’s not about extrinsic motivation like salaries and titles.
It’s about being happy and productive at work!

Q: What do you think could be the main gain for participants in your session?

I hope my talk can be inspirational and give some new insights about leadership. It’s not about managing the people – it’s about creating an environment where people are happy and deliver value to their customers as fast as possible.

Q: Can you give some advice to teams/organizations that are transitioning to agile?

Find local needs, try small, scale out!

Q: How do you see the evolution of Agile in the future?

We live in a world where our social networks and relations getting more important in everything we do – That will also be reflected in our work environment, your relations and networks will be more important than hierarchal structure. I believe we will see more organisation adapting network structured models such as sociocracy and holacracy. We at King has started experimenting with parts of the sociocracy model.

Q: What you like to say something in advance to the Greek Agile community?

I like to interact with the audience and have good discussion so bring you tough questions! 🙂

Get your tickets for Agile Greece Summit 2016

Agile Greece summit 2016


George Psistakis

I am a lousy singer and painter. Co-founder of the easiest data management platfrom. Ever… Blendo (
– I love Agile. Got certified as a Scrum Master and, along with more friends, a founding member of (
– I like community management and I am co-organizer of the API Athens (
API-Athens/) and the Agile Greece ( meetups.
– I do some blogging too and contribute to Developer Economics and write my own blog.