Matthew Philip

Capability Cultivator

Who are you ?

Professionally, at least, I call myself a capability cultivator, organizational fitness coach and workplace activist, partly because ThoughtWorks lets me and partly because no one really knows what those things are

What do you do for a living ?

I help organizations and teams continuously become fit for their purpose, typically by creating humanizing and engaging work environments where people learn and flourish.

What will make you say “waouh” at the end of the conference ?

Listening to the dulcet tones of Don Reinertsen!

What will make you think that attendees have learnt a lot during your session ?

They go back to the office and ask the newest person to teach them something he or she is passionate about.

What is your favorite word ?


What is the sound, the noise that you love  ?

a pug snoring


Culture Add Over Culture Fit


Speaker pitch You’ve probably heard of the culture-fit interview and maybe participated in one. Organizations and teams rightly want to know not only does this person have the skills and aptitude for the job, but also “will this person work in our particular environment?” Prospective employees also want to know that. But by emphasizing culture […]