Cultural transformation


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Looking back and generalizing the historical experience of political and cultural transformation of societies, we we might understand what our organizations is missing for having high-end communication and collaboration models.

In my talk I'm about to share such things as working culture and organizational values. Will share my experience how to test and to organize a purposeful work with communication and collaboration models.

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Cultural transformation

  1. 1. Cultural transformation Apply historical experience
  2. 2. Why do we need this ? 1900 A.D. 1400 A.D. 400 A.D. ??? Human progress would be impossible if the cultural values and principles were not transformed in time
  3. 3. Culture development From primitive forms to more sophisticated Modern Europe Culture of social responsibility; collaboration, personal development Medieval Europe Culture of accountability; cooperation Roman Empire Culture of power, authority; obedience
  4. 4. Modern cultural landscape IT Company in Sweden Business corporation in UK Collaboration, innovation, personal development Accountability; cooperation Religious sect in France Power, authority; obedience
  5. 5. Historical case scholasticism • Moral and ethical accountability to Church • Strict religious standards • Scholastic science • Command & control leadership renaissance humanism • Individual responsibility before God • Freedom of conscience • Practical studies • Coaching leadership
  6. 6. Test your social culture Challenge what is allowed Challenge social norms Bring new ideas
  7. 7. Legacy values Accountable workers Accountability grey zones Accountability Accountability Accountability • “This is not my responsibility” culture • “I’m not paid to do this” mindset • “Key people” manages grey zones • “I was not asked to do this” reflection
  8. 8. The next level of values Socially responsible people Know, understand and use the laws, rights and game rules Invest into personal development Institutional leadership
  9. 9. Next level of values Organizational agility in IT Individuals communicate to someone who can help Software is always working Collaboration friendly contracts To cope with changes disciplined
  10. 10. Example of Agile success criteria Individuals and interactions over processes and tools How do I know it is working ? Communication is quick and efficient Development teams allowed to customize game rules Individuals are taking personal ownership of the project
  11. 11. How to get there ? Transformation strategy workshops Agile leaders and subject champions Personal commitment
  12. 12. Transformation strategy workshop Futurespectives
  13. 13. Transformation strategy workshop Strategy map Action Factors for achieving Another Action Another Action BACKLOG Required skills Strategic Goal System Limitations Action Tactical goals Action Action
  14. 14. Transformation strategy workshop User story mapping Vision Outcomes Tasks
  15. 15. Subject champions Select a backlog task you want to champion How to develop technical skills ? I was amazed how many new practical things I can learn about subject !!! One hour a day is my commitment
  16. 16. Crowd polls and sociology Health check technique
  17. 17. Cultural transformations on different levels Team level • Culture to get things done • Culture to honestly share all the issues and impediments • Culture to work one task at a time • Culture of teamwork Organizational level • Culture to reduce wastes and focus on speed of value delivery • Culture to serve teams and respect and trust people • Culture to optimize the whole system
  18. 18. Responsibility process How individuals are reacting on problems ? The most resourceful mind state Mind state transition The most passive mind state
  19. 19. Negative effects works for better Conservatism Politics Unforeseen circumstances
  20. 20. Bottom-line Individuals and interactions over processes and tools Cultural transformation ? Communication still ambiguous and time-consuming People still rely on processes instead of finding the best ways to create good products. Individuals still believe in the magic of tools