Agile Transformation – focusing on skills and the mind-set.

Self-organized teams and agile projects are in vogue these days as reaction to the much-cited VUCA world. With the new organizational structures, more room for manoeuvre and responsibility shall be delegated to employees – for more flexibility, speed of change and self-motivation. This transformation challenges executives and employees equally – even overwhelming them sometimes… With ChangeUp you find out how good your conditions to move into the agile world are or you have a closer look at the agile mind-set and the required competencies. After all, it is rarely about methods and structures but about how we apply and fill them with life.

My areas of expertise.

Inventory of current situation

The more agile your mind-set already is, the smoother the transition into self-organized collaboration will be. Find out more about where you are standing now. By means of a self-check you review your starting point for an agile transformation. With the subsequent dialogue within the team, you develop a transition map as well as the necessary energy and curiosity to get going.

Agile enabling

Besides know-how about methods, there is need for social and emotional competences as well as the corresponding mind-set. ChangeUp together with TheDive – a self-organized Berlin-based consulting company specialized in agile transformations – gives you a hand in getting ready for this transition.

Cooperation with TheDive.

Expertise in self-organization

Personal experience and methodical know-how, a clear intention with an open-mindedness in respect of the resulting organizational form, fresh approaches which have already proved successful, a new type of organization – that’s TheDive from Berlin. learn more >

Loop Approach.

Move in a circle to get ahead sounds like a contradiction – without it being the case. With this system building on repetitions, which strengthens agile skills, the biggest giants can be set in motion. Proven in practice at companies such as Audi, Deutsche Bahn and Telekom. learn more >

What is what – clarification of terms.

As a much used term, “agile” is often understood in differing ways. In essence, agility stands for the dexterity, mobility and elasticity of organizations and employees or in structures and processes. One behaves flexibly, is not only reactive, but also proactive.

Agile collaboration can be project-related or on-going process-related. The management structure is retained in this case. Well-known agile methods are for instance Kanban, Scrum, Design Thinking or Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).

The term self-organization is used when management structures are abolished and leadership tasks assigned to the team. The best-known forms of organization are holacracy, sociocracy or the Austrian concept “kollegiale Führung” for cooperative leadership.

The goal of agile collaboration is self-governing and adaptive teams in analogy to the ecosystem or organisms in nature: animate beings regulate themselves to maintain a balance in changing conditions.

Agile is not about an “either or” but an “as well as“. In a stable environment, traditional forms of organization can be more efficient; in a complex chaotic environment, agile collaboration is more appropriate. This balance between stability and flexibility is referred to as organizational ambidexterity.

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