Tag Archives: Business Transformation

Visiting agility and self-organisation

If a company is undergoing an agile transformation, it helps to take a look at the experience gained by other companies. Many agile companies organise visiting days that allow an insight into their work. ‘Agile safaris’ – as we call these visits to exchange experiences – are always inspiring, but by discussing the purpose of...

10 Sep 2018 by André Horisberger

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Handing over responsibility is not easy

The benefits of an agile organisation are clear: increased flexibility and the ability to respond more rapidly make it easier for agile companies to adapt to constantly changing market situations. In a previous blog post, we discussed how leaders can act as role models – based on our experience, the importance of such role...

27 Jul 2018 by Fredi Schmidli

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Top-down is the opposite of agile

We understand the term ‘scaled agility’ to mean that every level of a company is operating in an agile manner. In operative areas, cross-functional teams self-organise their work on products. These collaborations are coordinated at the tactical level, and the company management prioritises the key projects at the strategic level. Management: role models for the company Our...

16 Mar 2018 by Fredi Schmidli

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Why digitalisation requires an agile organisation

Digital service such as those offered by Netflix and Spotify are now an integral part of our daily lives. And we also expect digital products from our financial services providers – for example, banking apps. In order to prepare itself for the future, Dutch banking group ING decided in 2015 to transition from a traditionally...

14 Sep 2017 by Fredi Schmidli

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How do we resolve conflicts as a self-organised team?

Our company has a competence hierarchy, rather than a power hierarchy: whoever has most expertise on a specific topic can decide the course of action, for which the relevant team members must be consulted. In self-organised teams, however, there is a second major challenge alongside decision-making: conflict resolution.
First, resolve conflicts within yourself

05 Jul 2017 by Mischa Ramseyer

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Lateral thinking on Lake Constance

In April, I was invited to the sold-out Grenzdenken 2017 conference to give an account of my quest for the perfect company with pragmatic solutions gmbh. So I asked myself, 'How do modern companies in the 21st century prepare themselves for the future?' I told the audience about my very personal journey over the...

12 May 2017 by Mischa Ramseyer

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