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Stopping an Adaptable change program a dangerous proposition

Posted by Stephen Parry on Dec 6, 2016 3:00:01 AM

Putting an Adaptability program in place in an organisation is a bit like a farmer planting seeds and tending to the fields over the summer in anticipation of a great fall harvest. There’s a starting point and an end point. But a lot of things have to happen in between.

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Topics: Adaptability, Climetrics, Command and Control, innovative culture, Change Leadership, listen and adapt, Work Climate

How the blame game ruins adaptive cultures in command and control environments

Posted by Stephen Parry on Dec 2, 2016 12:59:18 AM

Working with adaptive teams embedded within command and control organizations, I’ve noticed an unfortunate and entirely unnecessary phenomenon.

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Topics: Adaptability, Climetrics, Climetrics, innovative culture, Change Leadership, listen and adapt, Work Climate

Redefining success with Adaptability a sea change for some organisations

Posted by Stephen Parry on Nov 29, 2016 3:03:07 AM

When working with clients as they strive to build more adaptable organisations, I’ve found that it often takes time to realign their view of IT to fit the new dynamic. It’s almost like learning a second language.

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Topics: Adaptability, IT Business, Methods, innovative culture, listen and adapt

Organisational transformation: handle with care

Posted by Stephen Parry on Nov 25, 2016 3:20:25 AM

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Topics: Adaptability, Climetrics, Climetrics, listen and adapt, Work Climate

When middleware becomes muddleware

Posted by Stephen Parry on Nov 22, 2016 3:45:41 PM

How many times have you fixed something with an improvised solution? Probably more often than you might guess. It’s amazing how useful a paperclip or safety pin can be when repurposed to hold together things other than paper or a piece of cloth.

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Topics: Adaptability, Command and Control, innovative culture, Change Leadership

Adaptability is the new core competency

Posted by Stephen Parry on Nov 17, 2016 3:13:37 AM

It used to be that management skills were passed along from superiors, well aware of how an organization worked based on established institutional knowledge. The formula was simple:  Take past management strategies, tweak and adjust for current realities and then manage. It’s an approach that was packaged, taught and executed with ease.

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Topics: Adaptability, Lean Methods, Methods, sense and respond, listen and adapt, Work Climate

Stephen Parry to brew up some agile in Gothenburg

Posted by Stephen Parry on Nov 1, 2016 9:57:43 AM

There are roughly two parts to my work in Agile and Adaptiveness. One is working with organisations on transformation. The other is recharging my creative batteries by engaging with colleagues and peers on agile and adaptiveness techniques.

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Topics: Adaptability, Agile Review, Climetrics, Seminar, Speaking Events, Knowedge work, Lean

The change agent’s dilemma: should I stay or should I go?

Posted by Stephen Parry on Oct 19, 2016 4:16:43 AM

When working with an organisation on an Adaptive transformation, one of the most important decisions has to do with who is going to be the change agent.

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Topics: Adaptability, innovative culture, Change Leadership, Lean, Work Climate

How to do Shared Services the right - LEAN - way

Posted by Stephen Parry on Oct 13, 2016 9:19:01 PM

So you’ve got duplicate internal services in your organisation. Simple enough to just share them with others in the company, right?

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Topics: Lean Methods, Methods, Customer Experience, Customer Value Principles, innovative culture, Lean

Making your talent valuable is the best organisational talent strategy

Posted by Stephen Parry on Oct 12, 2016 4:17:01 AM

When working on an Adaptive-Lean transformation with an organisation, we look at their management, their leaders, their talent. What we’ve found that when it comes to recruitment, far too many look for candidates that are likely to maintain the status quo rather than infuse the organisation with new ideas.

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Topics: Adaptability, Agile Review, Customer Experience, Customer Value Principles, Lean