September 22, 2021
man on running field

Are you ready for Agile?

Many organizations are embarking onto an Agile journey. But often, organizations plan an ongoing journey like a project. But is that Agile, then?
July 12, 2021
Agile HR can be more than boring meetings

Why HR needs to shift their role in Agile organizations

Agile is often seen as a remnant from the IT industry. But history shows, that this is not true. Read in this article, how HR can help to facilitate change and what first steps you can take in that direction.
June 16, 2021
too much to do

Too much to do, not enough time

We all have usually not enough time to what we want to achieve. This article explains, why this might be not necessary, if you find out what really matters to you.
May 13, 2021
Documentation is necessary for improved alignment

How documentation can lead to more alignment

Working Software over Documentation? Sure - But that does not mean, that we do not document at all. Read here! How documentation can help to build alignment.
April 16, 2021

The Falsifiable Hypothesis

A falsifiable hypothesis helps to determine the success of an experiment in your organization. Read, how you can create one.
March 31, 2021
Celebrate Learning with a Celebration Grid by Management 3.0

Celebrate Failure? Celebrate Learning!

"We need to embrace and celebrate failure; because failure is a good thing" - Read in this article, why failing is not enough and how a simple tool can help facilitate your learning.
October 5, 2020

The role of Leaders in Agile environments

Agile organizations are the future, if we believe McKinsey. For this to happen, the role of Management needs to change. Read here, what you can do to achieve that.
August 18, 2020
Goals are important to empower your team

Setting Goals that empower

Organizations struggle with setting and achieving meaningful goals. Read here from our experiences, why that might happen.
August 11, 2020
Team Competency Matrix makes competency gaps visible

Identify Competencies Gaps in your team with Team Competency Matrix

The Team Competency Matrix is an easy tool, which is immediately applicable to understand the needed competencies in your team and identify the gaps of what you need.
August 5, 2020
Solving conflicts is difficult.

Solving conflicts with addressing Motivators

A while ago we were writing about the Moving Motivators and how they can help team leaders and managers to be more empathetic and to be […]
February 19, 2020
Agile is Dead End for many wrong implementations

Agile is dead? What is actually an agile organization?

A spectre is haunting the business world – the spectre of agility. Inspired by the opening sentence of Karl Marx – “The Communist Manifesto” Warning: The […]
July 8, 2019
Organizational Development is like Architecture

Organizational Development in 21st century – Meddler’s Game

Organizational Development in the 21st century has been a challenge for many companies. When I talk to C-level or directors, most people are always looking for […]
May 20, 2019
Moving Motivator can help you to build higher empathy

Leadership Trait “Empathy” – Start with Moving Motivators

If you have followed some of our blogs, you already know, that for us empathy is a leadership skill. Employees see, that their leaders genuinely care, […]
March 21, 2019
Innocation & Digitization - Many organisations underestimate their impact

Overwhelmed Managers – part 3: Swamped by Digitization & Innovation

As discussed, we at semdi believe, that today’s Managers are overwhelmed because of 3 different swamps. We talked about different complexity areas, different motivations, but also […]
March 13, 2019
External Self-Concept is important in business teams

Overwhelmed Managers – part 2.1: Motivation – the external self-concept

As we discussed in the prior article, Motivation can have many faces. In order to motivate our people it is not enough to tell people to […]
March 4, 2019
Extrinsic Motivation might be less effective as intrinsic

Overwhelmed Managers – part 2: Swamped by different motivations

Within my engagements on supporting teams and management, people often ask me the same questions: How can I motivate my team? How can I engage them […]
February 15, 2019
Cooperation in modern world is more compllex

Overwhelmed Managers – part 1: Making sense of today’s world

In the last article I described how managers are overwhelmed with the situation in today’s complex environment and described three different swamps and how this image […]
January 20, 2019
Overwhelmed Managers feel like being in a swamp

Being Swamped – Challenges of Organizations in 21st century

In the last year I organized a course on Management in 21st century. I started the course with showing a similar picture as the one above. […]
January 10, 2019
Teamwork

Better management with less managers

We are all familiar with managing teams, which did not live up to their potential. We believed, that they are not motivated and they did not […]
January 3, 2019
External support helps to achieve more

Why external support can help

I do still remember, when I attended my first Certified Scrum Master Class. My then boss demanded to get external support. At that time I was […]