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Agile is a Flexible Mindset - Gautam Mahajan

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Agile is a Flexible Mindset - Gautam Mahajan

  1. 1. AGILE IS A FLEXIBLE MINDSET Gautam Mahajan 26 May, 2017 AGILE GURUGRAM 2017
  2. 2. Lifetime is shorter • Lifetime of companies have fallen 80% in last 60 years • Lifetime of CEOS have fallen to 2years Need to be Flexible and Agile
  3. 3. Agility • The practiced ability to react to problems, shifting market conditions and events as quickly, efficiently and effectively as possible. Moreover, agility isn’t just a “nice” thing to have—in many organizations’ eyes, agility is the single most important strategy to use when dealing with change and disruption • Agile innovation is not enough • Reactive, we need proactive
  4. 4. Agile and Flexible • Agile – Moving fast/Reacting to unpredictable change – Processes/systems • Flexible – Having Options – Human thinking – Ready capability to adapt to new, different, or changing requirements. Disruption – Be the disruptor. ??We are flexible (but truly we are fixed in our beliefs, fixed in our thinking that what we know and say is sacrosanct)??
  5. 5. • Flexible management thinking and executives can create better Agility and Value
  6. 6. Mahajan Principles of Flexibility • The First Principle of Flexibility and Mindset: Flexible managers/executives create truly flexible and agile organisations and systems • The Second Principle of Flexibility and Mindset: You cannot effectively design or work on flexible systems, innovation and creativity unless your mindset is flexible • The Third Principle of Flexibility and Mindset: The unfettered quest for flexibility can destroy Value • The Fourth Principle of Mindset Flexibility: Degree of flexibility varies with people, and depends on attitude, mindset and circumstances • The Fifth Principle of Flexibility and Mindset: Flexibility requires management of dilemmas
  7. 7. Mahajan Principles of Flexibility • The First Principle of Flexibility and Mindset: Flexible managers/executives create truly flexible and agile organisations and systems • The Second Principle of Flexibility and Mindset: You cannot effectively design or work on flexible systems, innovation and creativity unless your mindset is flexible • The Third Principle of Flexibility and Mindset: The unfettered quest for flexibility can destroy Value • The Fourth Principle of Mindset Flexibility: Degree of flexibility varies with people, and depends on attitude, mindset and circumstances • The Fifth Principle of Flexibility and Mindset: Flexibility requires management of dilemmas
  8. 8. Mahajan Principles of Flexibility • The First Principle of Flexibility and Mindset: Flexible managers/executives create truly flexible and agile organisations and systems • The Second Principle of Flexibility and Mindset: You cannot effectively design or work on flexible systems, innovation and creativity unless your mindset is flexible • The Third Principle of Flexibility and Mindset: The unfettered quest for flexibility can destroy Value • The Fourth Principle of Mindset Flexibility: Degree of flexibility varies with people, and depends on attitude, mindset and circumstances • The Fifth Principle of Flexibility and Mindset: Flexibility requires management of dilemmas
  9. 9. Mahajan Principles of Flexibility • The First Principle of Flexibility and Mindset: Flexible managers/executives create truly flexible and agile organisations and systems • The Second Principle of Flexibility and Mindset: You cannot effectively design or work on flexible systems, innovation and creativity unless your mindset is flexible • The Third Principle of Flexibility and Mindset: The unfettered quest for flexibility can destroy Value • The Fourth Principle of Mindset Flexibility: Degree of flexibility varies with people, and depends on attitude, mindset and circumstances • The Fifth Principle of Flexibility and Mindset: Flexibility requires management of dilemmas
  10. 10. Mahajan Principles of Flexibility • The First Principle of Flexibility and Mindset: Flexible managers/executives create truly flexible and agile organisations and systems • The Second Principle of Flexibility and Mindset: You cannot effectively design or work on flexible systems, innovation and creativity unless your mindset is flexible • The Third Principle of Flexibility and Mindset: The unfettered quest for flexibility can destroy Value • The Fourth Principle of Mindset Flexibility: Degree of flexibility varies with people, and depends on attitude, mindset and circumstances • The Fifth Principle of Flexibility and Mindset: Flexibility requires management of dilemmas
  11. 11. Mahajan Principles of Flexibility • The First Principle of Flexibility and Mindset: Flexible managers/executives create truly flexible and agile organisations and systems • The Second Principle of Flexibility and Mindset: You cannot effectively design or work on flexible systems, innovation and creativity unless your mindset is flexible • The Third Principle of Flexibility and Mindset: The unfettered quest for flexibility can destroy Value • The Fourth Principle of Mindset Flexibility: Degree of flexibility varies with people, and depends on attitude, mindset and circumstances • The Fifth Principle of Flexibility and Mindset: Flexibility requires management of dilemmas
  12. 12. Innovation • Flexibility • Agility • Risk taking As an aside, as a people are we flexible? We are rigid about change (changing ourselves and our mindset). We follow rules when forced to. Otherwise we are flexible to break rules, cheat the system
  13. 13. Fixed vs Growth Mindset • A fixed mindset comes from a belief that basic qualities like intelligence and talent are pre- set. Such people document their intelligence and talent, rather than develop them • A growth mindset says that basic abilities can be improved through education and hard work. This creates a love for learning and education and resilience for great accomplishments
  14. 14. Mental Agility • To change our mindset requires mental agility which is related to our perceptions, emotions, actions, awareness and motivations • Creating Value versus destroying Value
  15. 15. The A’s of Success • Awareness • Anticipation • Attitude • Ability • Agility • Ambidextrousness From Self-esteem to Proactiveness
  16. 16. Build for the Future • An agile and an • Anticipatory, flexible mind set organisation • Value Creation through AGILE
  17. 17. AGILE and Value Creation Leaders and Executives: • How do you create Value? – Not just by doing your AGILE job but going beyond – Flexibility, and the As • MIB (make it better), MUB, MYB/MMB • Go beyond to add – Sharing – Context • Temporariness of Context – Advantage of latency, and waiting to happen • Focused on outcomes, relief and putting customer in control
  18. 18. Gautam Mahajan Gautam.mahajan@gmail.com AGILE IS A FLEXIBLE MINDSET

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