Change activism for the really agile enterprise
When we talk about change in the organisation, when we discuss agile, we are often automatically talking about a method. We are referencing an agreed process for bringing change about and for how to work. Perhaps this logical progression from method to outcome is not the reality of many companies. I want to talk instead of change activism, to champion the idea that activists for change are needed and that this activism, the campaign for change, is good for the enterprise. Activists can bring about a different form of agility, one that is infused with a strong sense of humanity with very significant social values attached.
The Modern Leadership Challenge
There are leadership challenges in growing a business - as many millennials now know! But there are stranger and perhaps tougher leadership challenges in changing a business.
Crafting a beautiful business
I have always been fascinated by beautiful things: architecture, furniture, tools, books, even businesses. Beautiful things are prepared with love. The act of creating something of beauty is a way of bringing good into the world. Infused with optimism, it says simply: Life is worthwhile.
Trust, Innovation and the Future of Digital Work
In the new entrepreneurial work culture, people have to innovate through experimenting and taking risks. Employers need to demonstrate the trust factor, namely that failure is acceptable. If large firms don’t get this right they will fail at digital work.
Ready To Jump – Agile, Teams and Autonomy in The Peloton
Sport is increasingly used as a model for how business teams should behave. It's also been a great example of how data can improve performance. But the emphasis on loyalty, togetherness and metrics is maybe misplaced. At least that's what Richard Martin suggests in his studies of the cycling peloton. What if teamwork also means being agile and autonomous?