Are RACI Charts worth the effort?
When your process exposes underlying dysfunction, you can either change the process or deal with the dysfunction. Which will you choose?
I hear a lot of Agilists throwing stones at Agile teams that are not doing “perfect” Agile. Let’s put an end to this, and respect everyone for where they are on their journey.
Have companies simply recycled old management ideas and called them ‘Agile’? And does it matter what we call it if it’s working?
Change Agents have an emotionally taxing job. How can change agent teams provide a respite for themselves?
People keep saying “change is hard” as if it’s an unarguable fact. People use is as justification for why change isn’t working. Change isn’t hard, it’s what’s behind the change that makes it so hard.
Many of us approach the world with a problem-first mindset; framing things as a ‘problem to solve.’ When you turn and opportunity into a problem, you limit the possibilities for the opportunity.
Why is it so hard nowadays to be present and fully listen to one another?
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.