Using Agile methods and practices for the management of work does not necessarily lead to an adaptive business.
So what do Lean and Agile principles tell us about the way we need to design, build and operate modern businesses? Can we design organisations that are adaptive, innovative and engaging for customers, employees, managers and leaders alike? The presentation will demonstrate the importance of creating the right work-climate for Agile to manage work more effectively and to go further ensuring the business as a whole can become highly adaptive to their customers and the marketplace.
Description: Lean and Agile workplaces depend heavily on the management choices for work design, measurement, rewards, team structures, working practices, methods and approaches to management and staff relationships.
These choices combine in complex ways to create a perception of ‘how it feels to work here’, which we call the ‘work-climate’. Research has demonstrated that work-climate is a proven predictor of long-term business performance.
By examining the ‘work-climate’, we can then ask the following questions:
- What are the best choices for managers and staff to make?
- What needs to be eradicated?
- What needs to be redesigned?
- How do we put the customer and our employees at the heart of the business?
The survey provides direction and demonstrable evidence the work-climate is moving in the right direction to support Lean and Agile working.