Organizational Effectiveness

 

Within the context of organizational effectiveness, we support organizations to make more sense of their environment related to the services or products they offer. An improved organizational effectiveness will support organizations in better decision-making, better product or service offering and having an organization resilient for the constant changes in the surrounding environment.

 

Complexity Theory

When organizations understand complexity theory and address that in their context, they will get more comfortable with uncertainty and understand certain mindsets, practices and tools to make more sense of that context. Understanding complexity theory is the key for understanding, how Agile will support them successfully in their context and challenges. Understanding Complexity Theory is the first step of successful Agile journeys.

 

Adaptive Organizations

Adaptive organizations are complex adaptive systems, which are structured to be able to address the complexity. They understand that the structure of an organization will be decided by the adapting parts of the system. Therefore, adaptive organizations understand organizational structure not as a corset, in which organizations need to be pressed in, but as an ever-learning system, which only need principles to follow.


 

Customer-centric organizations

Customer-centric organizations build products based on feedback from customers to achieve higher effectiveness as an organization. Therefore, they are complex adaptive systems and as such they might be skeptic to what product or service is needed on the market.  On the other, they stay curious enough on a constant level to learn effectiveness through customer and product/service development at the same time.


 

Lean Service & Product Development

Customer-centric organizations build products based on feedback from customers to achieve higher effectiveness as an organization. customer-aentric organizations are complex adaptive systems, which do not think, that they know, what product or service is needed on the market, but stays curious enough on a constant level to learn effectivenesss through customer and product/service development at the same time.


 

How we help with Organizational Effectiveness

The Complexity Theory training helps participants understand, what complexity theory is, why it is import and giving guidelines on how to navigate through the increasing complex environments. It focuses on the scientific achievements within complexity theory and why it is more important in 21st century. It deals with the achievement from Taylorism towards more Agile organizations.
This training focuses on Agile as a sense-making approach as opposed to a project management framework. Participants might include top leadership people and will make them understand, why Agile is organizational comprehensive and not individual team based. With Applied Agile, participants of the training will get an idea, how those values & principles can be implemented within their context and how to make more sense in their own context - whatever context that may be, functional or cross-functional. Agile and how to apply the principles into the own environment.
This module & training address on how we can use change management frameworks such as ADKAR or PDCA to empower change and agile transformation within the organization. In there, we can use several sub-activities to address the change and to onboard the company into the desired change you need to achieve.
This training is designed to help participants to understand the three main parts of a lean startup approach: Lean Canvas (adaptability of business plans), Build-Measure-Learn (experimentation and adjusting to experimentation) and Customer Development (learning from the potential customers to scale).
The Celebration Grid is an activity, which can help individuals to understand their activities, categorize them in the right mindset and then identify actions on the created activities. Therefore, participants on this workshop will learn on how to change their approach on trying new ideas by making experiments.
The Lean Canvas workshop will help organizations to make their problem & solution analysis transparent, and they will find a way on how to document their learning with a continuous journey. As facilitators, we will create a Lean Canvas template and moderate them through the canvas by questioning their approach and detailing the Canvas more detailed by acknowledging their experimentation learnings.
An organizational assessment analyzes the current state of the organization and their journey towards a more Agile organization. It takes the individual and related context into its consideration and suggests actions on how we can improve the journey to become more effective. It usually consists of an observation of the current situation, an analysis of related issues (green/good, yellow/careful, red/change) and suggest what a future organization might be looking like.
Executive coaching is an activity towards the top or highest leadership of any organizations. It is a sub-discipline of Professional Coaching, which uses the awareness of the coachee to make sense of the issues / challenges the organization has. Executive Coaching comes from a need of the Executive person as well as the desire of the person to get coached over consulted. Therefore, it requires us as a service provider to provide coaching observation and real coaching support.
As opposed to Executive Coaching, Sparring Partnership is a Mentoring/Consulting activity, in which we as a service provider will be more directive and proactive in the quest of finding solutions. This is our typical approach to Agile Coaching on top-level due to the typical inexperience of top-level leadership on Agile transformations. In Sparring Partnership, the top-level executives will suggest ideas or solutions for certain issues and challenges in the organization or individually. We would analyze the ideas or solutions and give them our opinion on those based on our experiences with other clients.

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