It all comes down to behaviours!
That's why executives, leaders and teams need Agile Behaviour Training
“How come Agile isn’t up and running?” – that was my first question entering the IT-business. Already during my University years in the early 21st century, I had friends buzzing about Agile Manifesto and Lean boards.
Coming from the educational sector, particularly from working with special needs students, it soon became clear to me why agile transformation is slow, time consuming or even failing: no one is really pointing to the importance of methodically focusing on shaping new behaviours!
In particular, there seems to be little focus on developing agile behaviours and agile mindset in leaders, often causing the organization to literally drive around without releasing the break. Moreover, general structures, processes and ways of working that are not supporting agile transformation is allowed to live on parallel to visual boards, sprints and retros.
From what I see, a lot of attention is put into teaching procedures and frameworks (which by the way are great pieces of the puzzle!), but believing that will automatically solve the quest of transformation – the behaviour shift – is a misconception. Also, I see the risk of losing participation and engagement when doing the opposite of agile principles: setting aside individuals and interactions in favour of procedures and tools.
To succeed in achieving organizations that resembles a flock of fish – collectively just “knowing” when and where to turn – we need to go back to basics: focusing on behaviours and creating new habits. Applying a behaviour analytical approach seems to be the missing link!
This is why I’m now happily initiating Agile Behaviour Training (ABT), developing a concept to help executives, leaders and teams improve their chances of successful transformation.
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Karin has successfully helped clients adopting new ways of thinking and acting for all of her carreer.
In ABT she’s combining knowledge of several behaviour analytical approaches with agile principles.