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Business Agility Series #4 – Careers and Learning

Few weeks ago I was talking with some managers about the difficulties in finding talent for their company. When I asked them “What is your answer when a candidate asks about their professional development?”, their faces turned white and the answer was “well, we don’t have an answer for such a question”. This situation is not specific … Continue reading Business Agility Series #4 – Careers and Learning

Business Agility Series #3 – Employer Brand

by Carola Morató Carola Morató is my guest blogger this week. Carola is an Employer Brander and Internal Communications specialist. She says that "a happy employee creates happy customers". Certified in Leadership Employer Brand by EB College in Australia, Master in Communication by EAE and Executive Coach (ICF). She has been working in communication for 20 years and she helps organizations … Continue reading Business Agility Series #3 – Employer Brand

Business Agility Series #2 – The Organization of the Future

High-performing organizations operate as empowered networks coordinated through culture, information systems, and talent mobility. Yet many organizations continue to operate according to industrial era models. Which means, many legacy practices, systems and semantics must be confronted and discarded before true change can take hold. Nearly 50% of surveyed companies by Deloitte are actively studying new models, … Continue reading Business Agility Series #2 – The Organization of the Future

Business Agility Series #1 – The Future of Work

As my colleague Jerónimo Palacios says, "you have no idea what digital transformation is about”. The most important aspect of Digital Transformation is people not technology. As it is for Business Agility, the topic of this post. The question is how individuals and organizations deal with technology advances and how we organize for speed, agility and adaptability … Continue reading Business Agility Series #1 – The Future of Work

Agile is a suboptimization … the next frontier is Business Agility

From the early days until now, no matter which framework or approach you use, Agile has been focused on parts of the organization. Dealing with the organization as if it was a machine with interchangeable parts. Even those frameworks, methods and methodologies that claim to be enabling Business Agility, like Enterprise Scrum or Kanban Enterprise … Continue reading Agile is a suboptimization … the next frontier is Business Agility

Holacracy – from Feudalism to Fractalism

Three years ago I wrote this blog post expressing some doubts and concerns about Holacracy. Some time has passed since then and I think the time has come for Holacracy to start making a change in the world. My initial skepticism has vanished. Hundreds of organizations are running on Holacracy already and there is a powerful and … Continue reading Holacracy – from Feudalism to Fractalism

It is WIP limit, not WHIP limit

One of the main challenges when adopting Kanban is the limitation of work-in-progress (WIP). No matter the size, industry or age of the company; the concept of limiting the WIP in order to improve time-to-market and productivity is counterintuitive and a strong blow against conventional mindset. But let’s be clear with this. You cannot benefit from Kanban if WIP … Continue reading It is WIP limit, not WHIP limit