Organizational Effectiveness

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.
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.
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.
July 8, 2020
Lean & Toyota Production System changed the world

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 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 […]
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 […]
December 19, 2017
Focus on Outcome

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
Organisational strcutures are the foundations for agile practices

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
Adaptive organisations are flexible within their environments

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 […]
October 11, 2017
The Agile Manifesto as foundations to learn

Agile Manifesto – the big misunderstanding

In conversations with organisations, we often see a big misunderstanding of agile. The key problem is, that organisations understand it as a process to improve the […]
November 16, 2016

Self-organisation – Does the fish rot from the head?

The Agile Manifesto is one of our key foundations to build an adaptive management system into organisations. It focuses on learning, self-organisation, communication and collaboration. Even if Software developers […]