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Talking about Adaptive Design in New York

Posted by Stephen Parry on Feb 2, 2017 5:33:56 AM

On February 23rd, I’ll be in New York City engaging in one of my favourite professional activities: speaking with and to my colleagues in the change management world. It’s always interesting to hear the divergent, and sometimes conflicting, viewpoints around management theory and implementation.

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Topics: Adaptability, Speaking Events, innovative culture, Work Climate

Wanting to change is the first step to surviving and thriving

Posted by Stephen Parry on Jan 25, 2017 8:28:42 PM

Although working with organisations on change programs is never less than invigorating and challenging, there are some that stand out for me.

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Topics: Adaptability, Change Leadership, Work Climate

Making Organisations The Best Environment For Agile Success

Posted by Stephen Parry on Dec 8, 2016 3:00:30 AM

I was at an Agile-themed conference recently as a featured speaker. But as is the often case at these events I was able to take in a lot of the other breakout and keynote sessions. Each was filled with fascinating discussions about building better teams, various techniques to move projects and organisations forward along with other related topics.

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Topics: Adaptability, Agile Review, Speaking Events, Change Leadership, listen and adapt, Work Climate

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

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

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

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

Stopping a Lean change program is a dangerous proposition

Posted by Stephen Parry on Sep 27, 2016 1:30:39 PM

Putting a Lean change 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 in between a lot of things have to happen.

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Topics: Command and Control, failure, Change Leadership, Work Climate

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