Organizational Effectiveness

April 5, 2022

How to use Scalar Framing for an Agile Transformation

How do you implement and roll out an Agile Transformation in your company? Too often, people just follow frameworks. This article is an attempt to change the questions, what agility would mean for each flight level of an organization.
March 14, 2022

Scaling Agile – Don’t scale; but reframe

As we already know, organizations worldwide realize that they need to DO things differently. They create new processes and new workflows on how they should collaborate […]
September 22, 2021

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?
August 19, 2021

Culture is an iceberg

When we talk about organizational culture, we often talk only about visible factors because they are easy to influence, but there are invisible factors, too. Read, in this article, which ones they are and why they are important.
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 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.
July 8, 2020

A Quick Look at Lean from it’s Birthplace

I believe that most of us have already heard about the word ‘lean‘ (or it’s Vietnamese translation ‘tinh gọn’) at least once. Also, we might know […]
February 19, 2020

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 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 […]
March 21, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]
March 15, 2018

Cost Of Delay – Prioritising product features

Product Managers, Product Owners or Innovators are not to be envied. Any stakeholder usually have a strong opinion about what is most important for the product. […]
December 19, 2017

Prioritisation – where to start

How can I give a good prioritisation to get everything done? I wish, the day would have more than 24 hours. This is my third all-nighter […]
October 31, 2017

The success of an adaptive organisation lies in it’s organisational structures

The premise of Agile frameworks is promising. “We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it”. I love to […]
October 13, 2017

Start with the vision – where to start with an adaptive organisation

I came across an article published on Linkedin by Oleg Vishnepolsky, the Global CTO at DailyMail Online and Metro.Co.Uk, claiming, that agile does not work and it […]