The costs of group understanding, collaboration and attaining meaningful outcomes have gone up. I call this an increasing social debt, much like technical debt but then on the people side of work.
And I am part of these shifts. Have you noticed how much more difficult it is to keep a yearly planned strategy alive? Heck, it’s even hard to go from meeting to meeting and see people come back on points made last week in previous conversations. And all the while, the amount of paperwork with agreements, processes, meeting times seems to have gone up.
Much of the time spent on working together is wasteful, needs constant repetition, is not very efficient, or effective. We can do better, and here is how:
A people manager who actually still is a tech component owner. Next to a Product Owner and Scrum Master. A T-shaped business analyst who didn’t sign up for the T and has Product Owner ambitions. A Project Manager who needs to bring results home and drives this via weekly updates on story point level. Etc. all around the people doing the work. Well, that is if you can understand how the business earns money, and what activities are decisive in the creation process.
A training for change agents in complex landscape
We help you navigate. We offer patterns and guide your thinking on several key areas of getting work done effectively, including social dynamics.
To move from noisy concepts, process orders and multiple loosely coupled skills which undoubtedly you acquired, to an owned direction in Lean-Agile change. You can join alone or as group of middle managers & change agents.
We reserved a physical space in Amsterdam. To train, coach and make sense together with two internationally experienced and grounded people. With Tanja van Dijk, Abram Janse, and hosted by Gladwell Academy.