How Roche Helps Leaders Achieve the Power of an Agile Mindset

A Conversation With Cris and Tammy

Roche CHRO Cris Wilbur

Cris Wilbur
Chief Human Resources Officer, Roche

Roche Global Head of Talent Innovation Tammy Lowry

Tammy Lowry
Global Head of Talent Innovation, Roche

Agile results from a mindset, Roche’s leaders believe — and Roche takes its leaders’ agile mindset very seriously.

The global pharmaceutical company (officially F. Hoffman-La Roche Ltd.) sends leaders — almost 6,000 of them by now — to a four-day internal program named Kinesis that gives people a deep dive into the mindset and practice of agile.

Leaders spend those days learning, talking and thinking about their own leadership style and how their mindset can help make Roche more agile.

This approach has created a multiplying effect that has generated significant momentum for Roche’s agile transformation, Roche’s CHRO, Cris Wilbur, and its Global Head of Talent Innovation, Tammy Lowry, explain in the following CHRO conversation. And it has made Kinesis a critical component of Roche’s efforts to get diagnostic tests and medicines to patients even more quickly.


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