Autumn is on the horizon, and apparently, September is the new January, so it is back to reality. In August, we were very busy with clients and preparing for September's conferences and other engagements. In this news review we will be highlighting (1) the CAFÉ Change Planner workshop, because we will be offering a taster session this month, (2) a presentation Agile Does Not Equal Business Agility and Adaptability, (3) upcoming events and (4) our top posts for the month.
As always, if you would like to discuss any of these items or would simply like to have an informal chat on strategy, please get in touch.
It is a hands-on, minds-on workshop 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. Is it Commanding? Adapting? Firefighting? Emerging?
I will be running a mini-version at the Agile Business Conference in London on the 26th of September, and this would be a great way for you to get some insights into the workshop, which is normally a full day for a mix of C-Suite leaders, middle managers and change team It is is an excellent starting point for your journey to Adaptability and Agility. Learn more here.
In recent weeks, I have had several people contact me to discuss my presentation at the Business Agility Conference back in May. The talk focusses on what many businesses are struggling with -- getting Agility at the business level. This does not happen by scaling-up Agile. Watch the video here.
It is easy to point out that changing technologies, revised business models and increased competition demand an agile and adaptive response for businesses to survive. It is quite another thing to recognise what an agile and adaptive organisation looks like in practice. Find out more about my presentation here.
This hands-on, minds-on Agile Tools Session at the Agile Business Conference on Thursday, the 26th of September, in London is great for Agile practitioners and business leaders exploring routes to change. Click here for the full description.
I'm delighted to serve as a judge at this year's UK Customer Experience Awards. Now celebrating their 10th year, the awards are presented to UK businesses that demonstrate excellent customer engagement, consistent turnover and business reputation, as well as conspicuous high performance in 22 areas, plus an overall winner.
Top Posts for August
Some critical, precursory elements to a transformation program are: management training, purpose-driven methodologies, waste management, firefighting and collaboration. Learn more in our eBook.
Many large organisations employ full-time change management personnel, and it is these professionals to whom Introduction to Adaptive Business Practices is primarily aimed. Read the following excerpt or download the eBook in its entirety to learn more about the importance of having an adaptive culture.
It is easy to point out that changing technologies, revised business models and increased competition demand an adaptive response from businesses in order to survive. It is quite another thing to recognise what an adaptive organisation looks like in practice.
Originally published in CIO Magazine, my article's audience is C-Suite Executives, Change Leaders and Middle Managers and those interested in eliminating waste, creating value, and ultimately, creating a business with Agility and Adaptability.