Without people no organisation would exist or function. How leaders in an organisation perceive and treat its people has a direct effect on what it can achieve. Anecdotally companies with a people positive view are finding that their employees are highly engaged and bringing their best effort. To large extent the concept of being People Positive is foundational to things we've talked about in previous episodes. In this episode we talk about what it means to be people positive by sharing several concrete examples.
All organisations today have adopted the concept and practice of working in teams. That's the way you work, otherwise you're doing something wrong. At the same time not enough organisations create the conditions necessary to optimise for teams to become productive. Instead they unknowingly foster conditions that creates obstacles for teams. We elaborate on the most common fallacies and pitfall we've seen. We also share some tools that can be used to mitigate and shift towards more appropriate conditions.
Our summary in pdf form
Additional useful resources that you can learn more from:
Richard Hackman - What makes a great team
Bruce Tuckman's stages of group development
Susan Wheelan - Creating effective teams
Barry Schwartz - The Paradox of Choice & Why We Work
How do you manage in complexity? What does it mean when a situation or context is complex? Why should you care?
Organisations and leaders that are Complexity Conscious has an increased ability to early identify paths that will lead to desired effects and those that will lead to dead ends or harm. We share some real-world examples that has helped to increase our and others consciousness around complexity.
The following sources have increased our language and toolbox within this field. We highly recommend taking a deeper look.
Cynefin framework by Dave Snowden on context awareness
7 Rules for Positive, Productive Change by Esther Derby on complex change
Brave New Work by Aaron Dignan on complexity conscious
In this episode we look beyond agile practices and structures that's commonly talked about. We share experiences that has assisted organisations to adopt agile values and beliefs and why they've found them useful in highly uncertain, complex and ambiguous business situations.
In our first episode we will explore the concept of being a Product Led organisation. Being product led is key to both staying relevant as a company and staying ahead of competition.
In many cases organisations way of managing in uncertainty, complexity and change is not as effective as they would like. An increasing number of companies are realising that they need to change their way of working to find success and stay relevant in today's business. Their current way of doing things are in best case not supporting them enough to achieve their goals and in worst case counter-productive. Lots of companies also find it really challenging to adapt a way that effectively supports them in uncertainty, complexity and change. And this is where being product led creates value.