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August News Review from Lloyd Parry Adaptive Business Consulting

Posted by Stephen Parry on Sep 2, 2019 12:37:00 PM

Autumn is on the horizon, and apparently, September is the new January, so it is back to reality.  In August, we were very busy News Monochromewith 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.

The CAFÉ Change Planner

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

Examining new forms and methods of change that are crucial for Business Adaptability and Agility also CAFE Planner v2comprise an important part of the CAFÉ Change Planner.

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.


Presentation:  Agile Does Not Equal Business Agility and Adaptabilitybusiness-people-carrying-agility-buzzword-cubes-3d-rendering-picture-id1149895023 copy

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.

Upcoming Events

Agile Prague Conference, 16 - 17 September Agile Prague v2-1

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.


Agile Business Conference in London, 25 - 26 September blog.lloydparry.comhubfsABC Slide v2

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.


UK Customer Experience Awards 2019, 10 October CXA 2019 Slide

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

Change Readiness:  Planting the Seeds for Change Success Lloyd Parry Change Readiness mock up

Some critical, precursory elements to a transformation program are:  management training, purpose-driven methodologies, waste management, firefighting and collaboration.  Learn more in our eBook.


Why your Business needs an Adaptive Culture Why Silhouettes

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. 

Business Agility:  Adaptability is the Primary Business Behaviour  

It is easy to point out that changing technologies, revised business models and increased competition agility-concept-on-a-computer-display-picture-id1161572163 copydemand an adaptive response from businesses in order to survive. It is quite another thing to recognise what an adaptive organisation looks like in practice. 



The Key Challenges for Business Transformation and Change: Turn on the Lights! Light Switch

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.

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Topics: Change Leadership, Adaptive Business, business agility, Customer Experience Awards, Agile Business Conference, C-Suite Executives, Middle Managers, Change Leaders

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