Digitalization calls for rapid organizational flexibility and adaptability. This has an impact on all dimensions of a company: its strategy, structure, and the processes. Thus, companies are expected to be flexible and both rapidly responsive and resilient to change, which basically asks them to be agile. Yet, doing agile (the mechanics) is different from being agile (the mindset). The mindset lets you apply flexible agile patterns not only for software development teams but for the whole company.
In this workshop, we will examine what being agile really means and how it can be implemented by combining principles from different "streams" like Beyond Budgeting, Open Space, Sociocracy, Agile (BOSSA nova).
Together, these concepts enable a company not only to survive but also to thrive on (digital) disruptions through entrepreneur initiatives. In this session, we will use case studies of companies that are pioneering the combination of these concepts.
Beyond Agile: Thriving on Digitalization with Beyond Budgeting, Open Space & Sociocracy
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Beyond Agile: Thriving on Digitalization with
Beyond Budgeting, Open Space & Sociocracy
Company-wide Agility with BOSSA nova
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Strengths & Limits of Agile
■ What kind of stories, principles, and practices illustrate...
– the strengths and
– the limits
■ ...of Agile for addressing organizational challenges of
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Is Trust Cheaper?
– Traditional travel expense procedures are burdensome and
assume people can’t be trusted.
– Such procedures cost more than they save and are
– Pre-survey and audit. Try for three months in a few units
with other units as controls. Post-survey and audit.
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Are performance evaluations really reflecting
– Company values are often lip service, other values often rewarded.
– If customer focus is the foundation for performance evaluation,
customer satisfaction improves.
– Invite an experimental unit to write own performance evaluation criteria
related to their work & reflecting customer interests.
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Application in Your Environment
■ In triples discuss & note:
– How can you use the BOSSA nova values & approach
(probing) to address your challenges?
– What could possibly be your next steps?
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BOSSA nova for Thriving on Digitalization