80% of Organizations Have Culture Challenges

80% of Organizations Have Culture Challenges

If you are having culture challenges with your organization, you are not alone. 80% of participants at a recent conference (Scrum Gathering in Orlando) reported that the dominant culture in their organization is not supportive of progressive working environment such as Agile. Where is Your Organization? The infographic below show my simplification of the Laloux [...] Continue reading »
Teal Organization – Future of Work

Teal Organization – Future of Work

Here is a visual that captures the essential elements of Teal Organizations as described in Frederic Laloux's book "Reinventing Organizations". This describes the Future of Work. Except that it has been here for decades. We never noticed how to have radically successful organizations. Enjoy. Evolutionary Purpose The foundation element is that the organization has clear [...] Continue reading »
Reinventing Organizations for Agility

Reinventing Organizations for Agility

Excited to share slides describing the latest evolution of my story (at the Toronto Agile Conference). I talk about how we may dare to create environments where Agile may flourish so we have Organizational Agility. This requires reinventing organizations. My message is really simple: If you want Breakthrough Results Cultivate Culture to Create Places People Love [...] Continue reading »
My Journey: Agile, Culture & Transformation

My Journey: Agile, Culture & Transformation

It has been 3 years since I wrote "An Agile Adoption & Transformation Survival Guide: Working with Culture" to help the Agile community increase success in spreading Agile. In this video, I share the highlights of what I have learned. Some of it is around thinking tools such as the Laloux Culture Model and some [...] Continue reading »

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 »
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