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Trick o' Tweet and the 'Philosophical' Pumpkin

Posted by Stephen Parry on Apr 8, 2019 6:45:43 PM

As I was attempting to categorise some of my previous tweets to share with a team to whom I was delivering a management workshop, one category, one of the many loose ones, that surfaced was philosophical. And, I couldn't resist sharing this story.

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Topics: IT Business, Lean Methods, A3 Thinking, Lean, Business Tips, Adaptive Business, Agile

Some Tweets of 'Mind'

Posted by Stephen Parry on Apr 8, 2019 3:52:55 PM

When thinking about your transformation program, particularly when using Lean and A3 Structured Thinking, here are some of my past tweets that will give you some food for thought.

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Topics: IT Business, Lean Methods, A3 Thinking, Lean, Change Management, Adaptive Business, business agility

How do you see your organisation? Is it a Marilyn Monroe or an Albert Einstein?

Posted by Stephen Parry on Apr 4, 2019 7:03:29 PM

When working on business transformations, I often start by showing the team a hybrid image of Marilyn Monroe and Albert Einstein, which was created by Dr. Aude Oliva at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It is the same image but can be perceived in two different ways depending on the distance from it.

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Topics: Customer Experience, Lean, Business Tips, Change Management, Adaptive Business, business agility, Agile

Lean: An Effective Transformation Tool in the Service Sector

Posted by Stephen Parry on Apr 4, 2019 3:15:00 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: IT Business, Lean Methods, Customer Experience, Lean, Adaptive Culture, Adaptive Business, business agility

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

When a policeman has to use his wife’s cell on the job, its time for a change

Posted by Stephen Parry on Sep 21, 2016 4:10:49 AM

When I was working with a UK police force on their Lean transformation, I had an interesting opportunity to speak to their IT department about the importance of IT and how it makes the force more effective.  

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Topics: Adaptability, IT Business, Customer Experience, Customer Value Principles, Lean

The wow about the WOW! Awards

Posted by Stephen Parry on Sep 14, 2016 12:40:23 AM

Working with Lean over the years, I’ve grown to take special delight in seeing how customer engagement changes, develops and then becomes essential in the growth of an organisation.

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Topics: Lean Methods, performance, Speaking Events, Customer Experience, Customer Value Principles, innovative culture, Lean, Work Climate