Webinar | From 'Know-it-Alls' to 'Learn-it-Alls': Microsoft's Growth Mindset Culture

Like many organizations, Microsoft has been undergoing a digital and cultural transformation. The company’s CEO, Satya Nadella, hit the "refresh button" a few years ago, looking to anchor Microsoft's “aspire-to” culture in the concept of growth mindset and put a renewed emphasis on the people and teams.

Microsoft’s goal with this large-scale culture transformation has been to evolve from a culture of “know-it-alls” to a culture of “learn-it-alls.” The change has permeated the whole organization in a variety of ways – from business strategies to behavior and mindsets. In the people space this has shown up in shifts to solutions like Microsoft leadership principles, performance practices, allyship, manager role revisions, hiring strategies, feedback, and many others areas.

Join Irada Sadykhova (Senior Director of Organizational Development, Microsoft) and Dr. Andrea Derler (Director of Industry Research, NLI) for a discussion about why and how Microsoft based its culture change on growth mindset. Discover how an industry giant became one of the most valuable companies on earth again by increasing its agility, innovation, and engagement with growth mindset.

Free Webinar

December 4th
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Presented By


Irada Sadykhova, Ph.D.
Senior Director of Organization Development, Microsoft

Irada's primary organizational responsibility is for culture activation efforts across the company in collaboration with multiple stakeholders and for executive leadership capability building. Irada also provides OD consultations across different business units with a primary focus on furthering Microsoft culture of growth mindset, leadership, and complex change.


Andrea Derler, Ph.D.
Director of Industry Research, NLI

Andrea produces science-based and practical insights about humans in organizations. By collaborating with clients, consulting and academic researchers, she conducts quantitative and qualitative research. As a widely publicized researcher she is proud to be a trusted advisor to talent and business executives in Fortune 500 companies. She holds a doctoral degree in Economics (Leadership & Organizations), and a Master’s degree in Philosophy.