The hierarchy is at the very center of our lives. We have experienced it in our school years and later when working in organizations. It’s existence and function is tacit in our understanding of reality.
The following diagram is a powerful mental frame to help understand change efforts within organizations. It makes the discernment between tactical, strategic and cultural levels. One way to use the diagram is to position each change item or activity on the line to show what aspect it is focussed on.
(Joint post with Pascal Pink)
I was extremely privileged to share a day with Pascal Pinck and learn his “playbook” as a powerful influencer. His lessons span mental models, coaching stance and tools for effecting change.
I want to share an infographic and related narrative that has really helped people emotionally connect with the importance and challenges of sustainable software development practices. I usually show the landscape in a quick introduction to Agile; in two day trainings, I go through an in-depth narrative and discussion.
As part of my investigation of high-performance organizational culture, I share the results of an interview with Vickie Gray who has been training people in the Core Protocols for 10 years. “The Core Protocols are our “best practices” for people, teams of people and organizations that want to get great results – all the time.” – Jim McCarthy.
As part of my investigation of high-performance organizational culture, I share the results of an interview with Traci Fenton from WorldBlu . Her motto is “Freedom at Work”. I have been an individual member for a few months since I believe WorldBlu is largely aligned with what I have seen work in the Agile space for building high-performance culture.
After providing my 13th verbal summary of my session at Agile 2012, I realized that I did not have an infographic summarizing the session and book – An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide. So here they are.