In order to develop “Agile” organizations and leaders, people need breathing room to take on new ideas and behaviors. To accomplish that, we must first relieve their stress. Until they feel relaxed and comfortable, the people we coach and consult can’t focus on making a change. For many of you reading this, the fastest and … Continued
Today’s workplace is experiencing a culture clash between the top and bottom — between the old “waterfall” ways of managing and the new “Agile” ways of the modern workplace. Management at the top is still operating under outdated silo, or “waterfall,” practices. These waterfall practices within the management structure are characterized by hierarchical decisions that trickle down … Continued
Deloitte’s “Global Human Capital Trends 2015” report states the No. 1 issue facing organizations this year is employee engagement and culture. The study reports that only 13 percent of the global work force is highly engaged. What has changed in the workplace to cause this systematic problem? How do we engage people in an agile way that is flexible, empowering and promotes accelerated learning? Most importantly, how do we keep pace with the changing needs of our employees?