Managing Agile Change
Managers want to improve results in their organizations, and use the tools available to them. Managers seek the optimum arrangement of people, processes, and work to achieve goals—adopting new practices and methods, creating new teams, re-organizing. These changes can have a dramatic effect, but too often the change doesn’t stick. After a burst of enthusiasm and initial success, the old pattern emerges again.
It’s easy to say that the new method didn’t work, the change was ill-conceived, or scuttled by resisters. While that is sometimes true, even a sound design will fail when it doesn’t take into account the informal and invisible structures that pervade organizational life. Seeing the hidden structures opens possibilities for action and change.
In this workshop, we’ll do a simple simulation and they analyze patterns of behavior based on the visible and invisible structures at play. We’ll practice using two tools to “see” both the visible and invisible structures and one to re-negotiate relationships with self-organizing teams.
Audience: Managers and leaders who want to sustain change with in their organizations.
Logistics: Public workshop December 7, 2010 at LeanDog in Cleveland, OH.
Registration: Register here.