Methodology Articles

Agile teams don’t scale! They spread

Background Agile teams definition: “Small, smart, dedicated, in-place teams who have the necessary range of skills to seize a new opportunity as it arises. The agile teams manage themselves and are fully accountable for what they do”. With technologies and competition accelerating, companies are hoping to shift into a more flexible organisational model. The buzzword for this is agile. Agile once...

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Universal values and personal motivation

Don't forget to try the UNIVERSAL VALUES GAME on this page The Theory What do we mean by values? Values are used to characterise cultural groups, societies, and individuals, to trace change over time, and to explain the motivational bases of attitudes and behaviour. When we think of our personal values, we think of what is important to us in life. Each of us holds many values with varying...

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Is it time to uncover your core values?

Background What is motivating one person to jump into a burning building to save someone else’s life? What is motivating an organisation to ignore the disruptor until it is too late? Or, what is motivating a country to open its borders to global influence? I was reflecting on these questions for a while, particularly in the context of growth and the challenges people face when trying to achieve...

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Organisational culture change is hard work

Background There is a growing acknowledgement of the link between the type of culture that exists in an organisation, the level of personal engagement and the organisation’s overall success. However, only few organisations cracked the secret of how to move their culture and leverage it for strategic advantage. In response to a previous post, I was asked a question about culture. While being a...

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The two abilities you should master

One of the most common questions asked when talking about the future of work is "what should we focus on now, to ensure we have the right skills for the future?" It is hard to answer what specific technical skills might be required since we can't really imagine some of these future jobs. However, we can start with a focus on are our core abilities.  These that can be applied to multiple work...

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