Business Agility Series #5 – Employee Experience

In a world being transformed by digital technologies, increasing transparency, and the rising demand for talented professionals with fast-changing skills, employee experience is an increasingly important dimension of competing for and engaging your workforce. In "2017 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends - Rewriting the rules for the digital age”: Organizational culture, engagement, and employee brand proposition remain top priorities in … Continue reading Business Agility Series #5 – Employee Experience

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

Team´s Organizational Context

Leaders cannot make a team be great, but they can put conditions in place to increase likelihood (although not guarantee) that a team will be effective. Richard Hackman, argues that "the job of those who create, lead or coach teams it is not to exhort members to work together well, not to personally manage members' collaborative work … Continue reading Team´s Organizational Context

Organizational Culture

Another important aspect of Organizational Context is culture. That evil entity that is causing all sort of problems in organizations nowadays 🙂 Organizational culture can be defined as "the way we do things around here", but this definition is too simple to convey the complexity of the subject. Let's see what the subject matter experts say about … Continue reading Organizational Culture