Organizational Decision Making

I’ve spent a lot of time making and thinking about decisions within organizations.  One thing I’ve noticed is that the best decisions are those that are the best informed (obviously).  However, collecting and analyzing enough data to make the “best” decision can be a significant investment.  This typically results in leaders collecting some data and … Continue reading Organizational Decision Making

Enterprise Change Management = Agile?

According to a recent CEB whitepaper on Enterprise Change Management... The average organization has undergone five enterprise changes in the past three years. From restructuring to leadership transitions to M&A, today’s organizational changes are significant and complex for any organization. Also, 73% of organizations expect more change initiatives in the next few years.  So are … Continue reading Enterprise Change Management = Agile?

Intrinsic Motivation – Drive

I talk quite a bit about the concept of intrinsic motivation in my presentations and workshops. Intrinsic motivation describes our satisfaction in doing something simply for the sake of doing it.  Think of playing an instrument, solving a puzzle or painting a picture.  The activity is a reward in itself.  Daniel Pink’s “Drive” is great … Continue reading Intrinsic Motivation – Drive

Analyze your Value Stream, A Quick How To Guide

Inspired by Michael Dubakov's article Flow. Discover Problems and Waste in Kanban, I thought I’d spend some time looking at Value Stream Analysis. We talk a lot these days about delivering value to our clients, but many of us don’t understand the details of how that is accomplished.  Sure we understand that raw ones and … Continue reading Analyze your Value Stream, A Quick How To Guide