For years employees have had very little power over their work life. Agile is changing that. Teams can use their collective voice to change the workplace. But they need to seize the opportunity!
Have companies simply recycled old management ideas and called them ‘Agile’? And does it matter what we call it if it’s working?
Sometimes getting teams to try something new can make you feel like Sam I Am. Are you spending more time addressing objections than on the activity itself?
Change Agents have an emotionally taxing job. How can change agent teams provide a respite for themselves?
Metrics are a powerful thing, but as Spiderman knows, “with great power comes great responsibility.” Bad metrics and even good metrics that fall into the wrong hands, can be used in ways that can harm the organization and its people.
“Transformation” is the buzzword of the day. Agile Transformation. Digital Transformation. HR Transformation. But what does “Transformation” really mean?
The Change Management Industry approach is basically summed up as “Get them to want to do it, teach them to do it, reward them for doing it.” Then why does Culture still eat Strategy for lunch? Is all this focus on Change actually working, or are we missing the whole point?
Instead of thinking about the process in the foreground, think of it as a backdrop. It’s there to support you so that you can focus on other things. Allow the process to free you up to focus on what’s really happening with the people.
Are you making your organization Agile? Or are you making them money? Too many organizations get distracted by the means and lose sight of the goal.
The Agile Community has adopted the concept of “Coaching” in guiding teams to become Agile. What is Coaching? Do Agile teams really need Coaching?