Do you know Agile Requires a Permanent Shift in Behaviours? That’s what the Agile Mindset is all about.
On the surface, Agile may seem straightforward- we change from one structure/process to another one. Just train and coach people on teams and we are good.
When we look deeper at successful Agile Transformations, we see people learning a new mindset or new ways of being that enable collaboration, engagement, and feeling safe enough to run experiments. Without the behaviour shifts there is no change – only talk or a shallow veneer. This is what we call Wave2Agile – living the Agile Mindset.
How well equipped are we to support others on their journey?
And where are we on our own journey? Are we modeling the behaviours needed to invite people to join us on such a profound journey of personal and organizational evolution?
It’s easy to blame others for not changing. I often hear frustration, targeted at managers, workers or at teams.
An alternative is for each of us to look at how we can support others.
How we can improve the overall environment or organizational climate?
Yet the most important, the highest impact change is to shift our own behaviour. Most people have heard: “You can’t change anyone else; you can only change yourself.” And that we do have control over. Are you ready to make the change? Change starts with us.
Agile Mindset – Where do I begin?
Here are some practical tips:
- The most important starting place is self-awareness. Often we are not even aware of some of our challenges. If you are ready to grow, ask the people you work closely with for your top 3 challenges.
- Check if you are in any of the common team and organizational change traps that are creating resistance: Selling, telling, convincing, mandating, etc. Learn more here!
- Check to see how well you are modeling the Agile mindset. Some key behaviours are: Flexible, Open, Respectful, Responsive. Learn more here!
Shift your behaviour. Hahaha.. Like that is easy. No, you don’t need 10 years of psychotherapy. You are normal, we just end up with unproductive behaviours. We have an accelerated personal growth technique.