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Collaboration: Big Picture Problem Solving for Medium to Large Businesses

Posted by Stephen Parry on Mar 9, 2020 1:52:04 PM

Collaboration is about complimentary skills melding together harmoniously to enhance the effectiveness of the outcome. On the partnership scale it's about a meeting of minds that, when it works, can change the world. On a much larger scale, it's about internally engaging the natural talents of your workforce for inspiration, creativity, problem solving, multiple perspectives and insights.

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Topics: Adaptive Business, business agility, Management and Training, Big Picture Collaboration, Lean Enterprise

ACE! 2020 Conference: Creating a Collaboration System for a Global Cloud Company

Posted by Stephen Parry on Mar 9, 2020 1:41:13 PM

Due to Covid-19 crisis, this year's ACE! conference will now take place the 17th and 18th of September online and will be live streamed.This year's theme is 'Building Software. Building Better Products.' My presentation will focus on how I've helped a global cloud company develop its worldwide collaboration system to manage the new business, with start-up influences, while responding to the corporate and the marketplace to grow at-scale.

 If you'd like a 10% discount code, please get in touch stephen.parry@lloydparry.com or via LinkedIn.

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Topics: Adaptive Business, Agile, Cloud Services, Big Picture Collaboration, ACE!2020 Conference

Sense and Adapt Academy: Collaborative Business Problem Solving Course

Posted by Stephen Parry on Mar 6, 2020 6:14:21 PM

When the big problems a company face are taken care of via big-picture collaboration, the smaller problems tend to disappear. There's a reason that working in silos is less productive for human beings; we have evolved as a collaborative species. We work better when we do it together. And we need each other in order to enhance the effectiveness of the outcome.

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Topics: Adaptive Business, business agility, Management and Training, Big Picture Collaboration, Lean Enterprise

When Firefighting Consumes IT and Cloud Organisations

Posted by Stephen Parry on Mar 3, 2020 1:01:06 PM

The rate of technology change and voracious competition for market share are producing cloud organisations that are seriously overburdened, and it’s going to get worse. Trends such as multiple hybrid cloud models require multivendor management, in addition to the integration of the technologies. This all comes at a time when the industry is still driving cloud adoption to gain scale. The drive for growth often occurs at the expense of cloud optimisation, which cannot be postponed.

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Topics: IT Business, Adaptive Business, Cloud Services, Management and Training

Changing the Way you Change: A New Form of Business Adaptation

Posted by Stephen Parry on Mar 3, 2020 12:37:36 PM

Over the last 10 years for a multitude of social, economic and technological reasons, organisations are under pressure to change rapidly.  Executives are demanding the adoption of ever-increasing quick fixes and practices, resulting in more fragmentation and confusion amongst staff, managers and customers.

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Topics: Lean, Adaptive Business, business agility, Agile, Management and Training

The Essence of an Adaptive Business: Employee Engagement

Posted by Stephen Parry on Feb 21, 2020 4:59:03 PM

For many years, I have been teaching, speaking and writing about organisational transformation, and what I have learned is that even when it is relatively simple to get buy-in for new ideas and concepts, many companies get stuck in the weeds of process.

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Topics: Work Climate, Adaptive Culture, Adaptive Business, business agility

Human Resource Strategies to support an Adaptive, Lean Organisation

Posted by Stephen Parry on Feb 21, 2020 1:36:24 PM

Human Resources is invaluable when it comes to creating an adaptive, Lean workplace. By virtue of its connection to all levels of a business, Human Resources has the ability to shift the work culture zeitgeist in very specific ways.

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Topics: Lean, Adaptive Culture, Human Resources, Management and Training

Lean IT: Improving the Customer Experience in the Travel Industry

Posted by Stephen Parry on Jan 23, 2020 4:53:59 PM

With over 4.4 billion passengers last year, it's safe to say that flying has become a part of everyday life for many. Competition is fierce in the travel and leisure industry and this is why businesses need to get it right to survive, let alone thrive. Cue: Lean IT, something that Lloyd Parry Adaptive Business Consulting are experts in.

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Topics: Travel IT, Lean IT, Tourism Technology, Travel Experience, Human Resources, Cloud Services, Lean Customer Service

Lean IT can be liberating for Managers and Staff in Services

Posted by Stephen Parry on Jan 23, 2020 4:51:39 PM

Manufacturing, the birthplace of Lean, has contributed a great deal to the ideas of flow, just-in-time processes, respect for people and shaping a management system that now dominates much of the manufacturing world.

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Topics: Lean, Adaptive Business, Lean IT, Human Resources, Cloud Services

Does Business Agility need Agile or Vice Versa?

Posted by Stephen Parry on Jan 16, 2020 3:22:19 PM

Does Business Agility need Agile or Vice Versa?

Getting the answer right is critical if you want to create an organisation that has sustainable business agility and adaptability or to take your organisation to even greater heights.

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Topics: Lean, Adaptive Culture, Adaptive Business, business agility, Agile

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