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Cultural transformation




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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  • 1. Cultural transformation Apply historical experience
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. Test your social culture Challenge what is allowed Challenge social norms Bring new ideas
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. How to get there ? Transformation strategy workshops Agile leaders and subject champions Personal commitment
  • 12. Transformation strategy workshop Futurespectives
  • 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. Transformation strategy workshop User story mapping Vision Outcomes Tasks
  • 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. Crowd polls and sociology Health check technique
  • 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. Responsibility process How individuals are reacting on problems ? The most resourceful mind state Mind state transition The most passive mind state
  • 19. Negative effects works for better Conservatism Politics Unforeseen circumstances
  • 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