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The Future is Always Coming: Adaptability is Key to Keeping Up with Technology

Posted by Stephen Parry on Apr 18, 2019 3:42:43 PM

When I was writing this blog, one of my favourite songs from the 90s, and even still, came up on my playlist – The Future of the Future by Deep Dish, featuring Everything but the Girl. I am not sure if the lyrics
about unrequited love have much to do with rapidly changing technology and keeping pace with it, but they made me think even harder about the disruptive 
times we live in and how organisations can cope.  

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Topics: IT Business, sense and respond, Adaptive Culture, Business Tips, Adaptive Business, business agility

Ten Police Officers and a Man with a Baseball Bat: How One 999 Call became a Big Part of a Force's Transformation Story

Posted by Stephen Parry on Apr 2, 2019 1:00:23 PM

A few years back, when we were working with a UK police force and their ICT Operations Manager, Rupert Coles, on a transformation project, we put some of the IT team in police cruisers with officers for ride-a-longs.

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Topics: IT Business, sense and respond, Adaptive Business

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

Planview webinar to focus on Adaptive Enterprise

Posted by Stephen Parry on Mar 28, 2017 4:17:15 AM

Since I spoke at BusinessAgility2017 in New York last month, it’s become very clear to me there is a great deal of interest from upper management in my work in creating adaptive organisations.

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Topics: Adaptability, Climetrics, Climetrics, Seminar, sense and respond, Speaking Events, innovative culture, Change Leadership, listen and adapt, Work Climate

Adaptive Enterprise: Increasing productivity with continuous planning

Posted by Stephen Parry on Mar 24, 2017 4:11:31 AM

Since I gave a presentation at Business Agility 2017 in New York in February, there’s been a definite spike in interest for my work in making organisations adaptive.

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

ELLI: changing your organisational climate

Posted by Stephen Parry on Mar 22, 2017 5:26:06 PM

ELLI is important in my organisational transformation work.

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Topics: Adaptability, Climetrics, Climetrics, sense and respond, innovative culture, Change Leadership, Work Climate

Adaptability: Don’t Implement – Grow!

Posted by Stephen Parry on Mar 17, 2017 5:43:32 PM

While at the Business Agility 2017 conference in New York recently, I met many wonderful people, all eager to engage on the issue of adaptability in organisations. The work I pioneered in my 2005 book Sense and Respond: The Journey To Customer Purpose has found its moment. Organisations know they have to change now and adaptability is their preferred method.

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Topics: Adaptability, sense and respond, Speaking Events, innovative culture, Change Leadership, Sense and Respond Book

Perspective is everything when it comes to your business climate

Posted by Stephen Parry on Mar 7, 2017 4:08:02 AM

In the days following my presentation at BusinessAgility2017 in New York in February, I found myself being tagged with an unexpected nickname by attendees.

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Topics: Adaptability, Climetrics, Climetrics, sense and respond, innovative culture, Work Climate

BusinessAgile2017 Redux: Change or die

Posted by Stephen Parry on Mar 2, 2017 12:05:34 PM

Before last week’s talk at BusinessAgility2017 in New York City, I told some of my confidantes that I sensed something shifting in the change and transformation field.

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Topics: Adaptability, sense and respond, Speaking Events, innovative culture, Sense and Respond Book

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