There are roughly two parts to my work in Agile and Adaptiveness. One is working with organisations on transformation. The other is recharging my creative batteries by engaging with colleagues and peers on agile and adaptiveness techniques.
This week I will be taking a creative deep dive in the latter category when I attend the Brewing Agile conference taking place in Gothenburg, Sweden.
And while I will be presenting at the conference, it’s my co-presenters that I’m most keen in hearing and catching up with.
- Vasco Duarte who transforms product design organizations into product development organisations.
- Luis Goncalves, co-founder at Oikosofy, Agile Coach at HolidayCheck, author, speaker and blogger.
- Hilary Johnson, a product manager with Pivotal Labs where she develops software for startup and enterprise clients while also enabling agile and collaborative practices with client teams.
- Marc Loeffler, an agile coach, author and trainer.
For my part, I will be speaking on The Journey from an Agile Workplace to an Adaptive Business. My presentation will delve into the importance of creating the right work-climate for Agile to manage work more effectively and ensure organisations become highly adaptive to their customers and their marketplace.
Work-climate is a key part of this in this as it is a proven predictor of long-term business performance.
In examining ‘work-climate’, I’ll explore the following questions:
- What are the best choices for managers and staff to make?
- What needs to be eradicated?
- What needs to be redesigned?
- How do we put the customer and our employees at the heart of the business?
What I hope to do in my talk is persuade my colleagues in the agile and lean world to upgrade the foundation of their thinking to adaptive. It’s about liberating thinking workforces to realise their potential while redesigning the organisations they work in. The knowledge work in the creative environments they develop will change the world of work into a sustainable productive environment. And as goes the world of work, ideally, so goes the entire world.
To read more about the Brewing Agile conference, click here.
If you would like to have me speak to your company or conference about an adaptive transformation, please get in touch.