Insights

October 5, 2020

The role of Leaders in Agile environments

Agile has been around for about 20 years and has supported significantly improvements within teams. Jeff Sutherland, co-creator of the Agile framework “Scrum” famously described Scrum […]
August 18, 2020
Goals are important to empower your team

Setting Goals that empower

Organizations often struggle with setting meaningful goals and making sense of what they want to achieve. In today’s VUCA and complex world, goals can give an […]
August 11, 2020
Team Competency Matrix makes competency gaps visible

Identify Competencies Gaps in your team with Team Competency Matrix

In our Management 3.0 Trainings we usually introduce the Team Competency Matrix. This visual tool helps teams and organizations to understand the competences available in an […]
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 […]
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?

Agile is dead! And the spectre of agility is one, which does not look as scary as other ghosts we might know. A spectre is haunting […]
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 […]
March 15, 2018
Calculate your Cost Of Delay to get relevant data

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
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 19, 2017
Simplify your work by focus on what really matters to you

Art of maximizing the amount of work not done

“Simplicity–the art of maximizing the amount of work not done–is essential” The 10th principle of the Agile Manifesto is one of the most difficult one 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 […]