Guy Laurence – Culture Change Through Renovation

Guy Laurence – Culture Change Through Renovation

Guy Lawrence - former CEO at Vodafone - tells of an organizational transformation effort that is intrinsically tied to office renovation - he says: "Conventional offices and working is dead". A Simple Recipe: Death to cubicles and offices Buy everyone in the company a cell phone and a laptop. Remove all offices and cubicles. Open [...] Continue reading »
10 Things Executives Need to Know about Agile

10 Things Executives Need to Know about Agile

Slide deck with the top 10 things executives need to know about Agile: 10 things executives need to know about agile from Michael Sahota Here's the list with some handy links: Agile Is Mainstream Many Benefits from Agile Agile is not a Silver Bullet Agile Fails Due to Culture Agile Differs from Most Company Cultures [...] Continue reading »
How Change Initiatives Damage Organizations and Fail

How Change Initiatives Damage Organizations and Fail

A simple (and misunderstood) way people think of their change initiative like this: Their organization is just sitting there, ready to change in wonderful ways. We just have to tell people how great our new initiative is and they will be lining up to learn more and make things happen. Right? Unfortunately, organizations are complex [...] Continue reading »
How to Build a Culture Bubble

How to Build a Culture Bubble

The post is about how one can create a bubble of a new culture inside of an existing organization. For example, this may be used by a group interested in developing an innovation and learning culture inside a typical bureaucratic organization. This post is a continuation of my earlier post on how to Build Culture Adapters [...] Continue reading »
Connecting the Dots on Agile, Org Culture, Personal Growth & Temenos

Connecting the Dots on Agile, Org Culture, Personal Growth & Temenos

A friend of mine asked me what is going on with all this touchy-feely people and personal growth stuff - "What's it got to do with Agile?" My answer: everything! So this post ties together: Agile, High-Performance Culture with People skills and Temenos Workshop among others. Here is my current roadmap of focus areas related [...] Continue reading »
Temenos: Containers for Growing Relationships

Temenos: Containers for Growing Relationships

"If we're serious about exploring the world around us, we have to explore the world within us." - Ken Robinson (Joint post with Olaf Lewitz - Temenos Series) The Temenos container provides a powerful mental model for understanding and improving relationships with others. Often we do not consider the larger context of the situations we are in. When we explicitly [...] Continue reading »
Temenos – A Workshop for Healing, Connection and Relational Flow

Temenos – A Workshop for Healing, Connection and Relational Flow

(Joint post with Olaf Lewitz) What is Temenos? Temenos is also the name of a special kind of experiential laboratory (usually delivered as a weekend lab) that Siraj Sirajuddin has created over many years integrating diverse influences. He’s been using these labs to support lean and agile transformations in his practice as an Organisational Transformation Mentor. In a [...] Continue reading »