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Agile Tools Session: CAFÉ Change Planner with Stephen Parry

Posted by Stephen Parry on Jul 29, 2019 4:23:45 PM

ABC Slide v2This hands-on, minds-on Agile Tools Session at the Agile Business Conference on Thursday, the 26th of September, is great for Agile practitioners and business leaders exploring routes to change. It offers some practical ways to understand your current organisation’s “change” personality and examines new forms and methods of change that are crucial for Business Agility and Adaptability.

change etc.While there has been a great deal of research and discussion around organisational transformation and the reasons for creating businesses with Agility and Adaptability, little consideration has been given to the process of change itself. 

With this in mind, we will consider a key question, “What is your current business-change style?" Knowing the answer to this is extremely important in business-transformation efforts, particularly if you are embarking on a journey to Business Agility and Adaptability.

We will use a 4x4 matrix, which I call the “CAFÉ Change Planner,” and I have used it with C-Suite leaders, middle managers and change teams and have had fantastic discoveries, fantastic results.

C = Commanding

A = AdaptingCAFE Planner Quote

F = Firefighting

É = Emerging

Within this context, we will look at:

· the dominant change approach within any given business.

· the most effective change approach for Business Agility and Adaptability.

· how to create a simple language for Agilists and business leaders to exchange change ideas.

· better ways to approach the very process of change itself.

Recognising your current change personality will help you understand where you are, where you need to be, and critically, ways to change the way you change. This CAFÉ planner session has helped hundreds get that Business Agility and Adaptability approaches are not the same as traditional ones and are a must for any successful transformation. Please join me on Thursday, the 26th of September, at 11.15, at the Agile Business Conference, London.

If you would like more information about the session beforehand, feel free to get in touch. 


Topics: Adaptive Culture, Business Tips, Adaptive Business, business agility, Agile, Agile Business Conference

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