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Adaptability in progress: an account

Posted by Stephen Parry on Apr 18, 2017 5:29:34 AM

My presentation at the Business Agility conference in New York in February was a great opportunity to talk adaptability on a large scale.  But it also yielded secondary tangible benefits.

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

How an organisation redesign saved a company and doubled their staff

Posted by Stephen Parry on Jan 17, 2017 7:10:06 PM

I once worked with an organisation who for three years were one of 12 shortlisted companies providing IT Services for home users and businesses for a large US technology company. They suddenly, and without any warning, found themselves bidding to be one of the tech company’s three remaining suppliers.

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Topics: Adaptability, IT Business, Methods, Customer Value Principles, innovative culture, Change Leadership

The “why” behind a career in adaptability and change

Posted by Stephen Parry on Jan 11, 2017 10:06:41 PM

I was asked by someone recently about what it takes to have a career in organisational change.

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Topics: Adaptability, Ethical Business, Methods, Ethics, innovative culture, Change Leadership

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

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

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

Ten police officers and one man with a baseball bat: a Lean story

Posted by Stephen Parry on Sep 29, 2016 4:30:09 AM

A few years back when we were working with a UK police force on a Lean transformation project, we put some staff from the IT department in police cruisers with officers for ride-alongs.

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Topics: Methods, Command and Control, Customer Experience, Customer Value Principles, failure

Climetrics: Inside the process

Posted by Stephen Parry on Jul 7, 2016 6:53:07 PM

So you’ve hired Lloyd Parry to work on your internal change program. You’ve seen the overview of how Climetrics works and understand the value of creating a highly adaptive organisation. But how does the process work? You’ve got thousands of employees spread over branch offices around the world. How can we possibly live up to the promise of adaptive and  make change happen at the scale you need it to happen?

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Topics: Climetrics, Methods, Uncategorized, Change Leadership, Work Climate

Inside Climetrics: the process of changing a work climate

Posted by Stephen Parry on Jul 6, 2016 2:12:00 PM

The benefits of changing a work culture are well known. When people talk to us about change their questions aren’t about “why” it needs to happen, but rather “the how Inside Climetrics.” 

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Topics: Climetrics, Methods, Customer Experience, Customer Value Principles, Change Leadership, Work Climate

Climetrics key in transforming from mass production to adaptable organization

Posted by Stephen Parry on Jun 30, 2016 2:40:25 AM

I’ve said before that Climetrics is like a tailor-made bespoke suit. Many change programs come in a one-size-fits-all package. And I think we all know about how well that works out adaptable organization. 

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Topics: Adaptability, Climetrics, Methods, Change Leadership, Work Climate