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Overcoming the 5 obstacles to organizational agility | SmartBrief

Overcoming the 5 obstacles to organizational agility | SmartBrief | Resilience and Agility | Scoop.it
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The last three obstacles -- slow decision-making, poor knowledge management, and unaligned business processes -- are more foundational in nature and correlated to lower organizational agility.
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5 Questions With Robert Kegan, Lisa Lahey And Andy Fleming On 'An Everyone Culture'

5 Questions With Robert Kegan, Lisa Lahey And Andy Fleming On 'An Everyone Culture' | Resilience and Agility | Scoop.it
By David Slocum Dr. Robert Kegan is the Meehan Professor of Adult Learning and Professional Development at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. Dr. Lisa Lahey leads the Personal Mastery component of a new doctoral program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, designed to produce the public-sector equivalent [...]
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You were hired because you are good....not perfect. 
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HBR's Embrace Of Agile

HBR's Embrace Of Agile | Resilience and Agility | Scoop.it
Agile is a mindset, not a methodology... is this a Tipping Point
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There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things. Read more at: http://mobile.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/n/niccolomac131418.html
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Amid Rapid-Fire Workplace Change, Pulse Surveys Emerge

Amid Rapid-Fire Workplace Change, Pulse Surveys Emerge | Resilience and Agility | Scoop.it
Companies are increasingly using pulse surveys for employee feedback. But administering them for the wrong reasons can be useless.
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Survey fatigue. .. Change fatigue. ... failure fatigue. ..be careful.
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Agility Ability - Leadership & Change Magazine

Agility Ability - Leadership & Change Magazine | Resilience and Agility | Scoop.it
Here are three agility traits that apply to both individuals and organizations. These have been identified as the core characteristics of survivors:

a clear focus on what it is they want to achieve
an ability to experience surprises as challenges and setbacks as valuable learning experiences, refusing to be immobilized by change
a firm sense that most of the time they are in control of their actions and in control of the meanings that they assign to events (although not in control of the events themselves)
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People, processes, and structures can/should be used to foster agility.

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Seven Pitfalls to Avoid During Organizational Transformation

Seven Pitfalls to Avoid During Organizational Transformation | Resilience and Agility | Scoop.it

leaders and their organizations suffer from fear of failure and practiced incumbency, especially when embarking on an ambitious change initiative.
 
The change journey is fraught with unknowns and the unexpected. Orchestrating organizational transformation in any large company is like launching a rocket into space. Much goes into preparations to be successful, but unforeseen factors like weather or wind pressure can affect the launch and flight path. A multitude of factors can misdirect the change program, resulting in delays, crashes, or becoming lost in orbit.

 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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 Pet #4, spread the accountability and commitment 

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Geoff Feldman's curator insight, May 20, 10:03 AM
Organization Transformation - still need to follow the steps I learned back in the 1970!
Ante Lauc's curator insight, May 29, 2:59 AM
With warm hearts and smart minds we can avoid all barriers.
Barbara Lond's curator insight, September 8, 4:20 AM
I rather like this. In my experience the groundwork is not sufficiently done. I was involved in a project where 4 years into a large transformation project, there was no strategy, project office or a starting point for people coming into project.
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Booz Allen Hamilton experts predict the trends that will impact government

Booz Allen Hamilton experts predict the trends that will impact government | Resilience and Agility | Scoop.it
Booz Allen Hamilton experts predict the trends that will impact government technology in 2016, including accelerated adoption of lean IT development p
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Agility and resilience bookend this list

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Resilience Means Growing Stronger, Not Just Bouncing Back | National Review Online

Resilience Means Growing Stronger, Not Just Bouncing Back | National Review Online | Resilience and Agility | Scoop.it
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Key concept: Rebuilding meaning in order to move forward.

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IOM study

IOM study | Resilience and Agility | Scoop.it
In sum, if you are interested in creating an organizational culture of resilience, we suggest that you begin teaching managers to become leaders — “resilient leaders,” wherein they possess the courage to act, the willingness to take responsibility for decisions regardless of outcome, and the ability to engender trust, confidence, and fidelity through a consistent pattern of acting with integrity.
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5 characteristics that will make an organization more resilient
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Minimum viable transformation: Part of the Business Trends series

Minimum viable transformation: Part of the Business Trends series | Resilience and Agility | Scoop.it
Leaders are taking lessons from the startup playbook on “minimum viable products” to launch minimum viable transformations—lightweight and readily…
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back in the day, we called this "build a little, test a little, build a little more."
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Scaling Engagement Agility - Scrum.org Community Blog

Scaling Engagement Agility - Scrum.org Community Blog | Resilience and Agility | Scoop.it
“To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace.” – Doug Conant, CEO of Campbell’s Soup To create Organizational Agility you need to find the harmony between People, Process, and Tools.  Agile speaks of putting people first, however from my experience, people are the poor step child to process and tools.  People should be the …
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I like the distinction that Dave makes between 'doing' Agile and 'being' agile. 

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Change This - Unlocking Failure’s Grip On The “Static Quo” In Your Organization

Change This - Unlocking Failure’s Grip On The “Static Quo” In Your Organization | Resilience and Agility | Scoop.it
“Most organizations and the executives who run them don’t recognize, respect or leverage the reality and potential of the one resource every organization and management team create every day: failure—the other ‘F’ word.”...
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includes the authors' failure cycle which grows success from failure
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4 Ways To Embrace Adaptability

4 Ways To Embrace Adaptability | Resilience and Agility | Scoop.it
To survive in today’s constantly changing business landscape requires a new level of comfort in uncertainty. Adaptability is what allows organisms, people and businesses to solve problems, overcome challenges and move back from the edge of attrition to the more stable ground of relevance. Adaptability, is everything.
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Adaptability gets fostered with clear intentions, employee input,  and follow-through.

 

Jeff's blogs have straightforward advice based on his practical experience.

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Best Business Books 2016: Strategy

Best Business Books 2016: Strategy | Resilience and Agility | Scoop.it
Planning for Unpredictability
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Because resilience building is a critical function for organizations in today's dynamic environment, this is a timely and well regarded book that offers insights to grasp, conceptually and contextually, the power of resilience.”
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5 Ways to Boost Your Resilience at Work

Currently, a quarter of all employees view their jobs as the number one stressor in their lives, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The World Health Organization describes stress as the “global health epidemic of the 21st century.” The good news is that because there is a concrete set of behaviors and skills associated with resilience, you can learn to be more resilient.
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Because it takes more than rest to recover....Here are some tips, based on some of the latest neuroscience, behavioral and organizational research
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Angela Duckworth on Passion, Grit and Success

Angela Duckworth on Passion, Grit and Success | Resilience and Agility | Scoop.it
The MacArthur “genius” answers questions on the power of resilience.
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Raising grit: Be really, really demanding, and be very, very supportive.
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NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly Safely Back on Earth after One-Year Mission

NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly Safely Back on Earth after One-Year Mission | Resilience and Agility | Scoop.it
NASA astronaut and Expedition 46 Commander Scott Kelly and his Russian counterpart Mikhail Kornienko returned to Earth Tuesday after a historic 340-day mission aboard the International Space Station. They landed in Kazakhstan at 11:25 p.m. EST (10:25 a.m. March 2 Kazakhstan time).
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While astronauts are selected for their natural agility and resilience, they also undergo intensive training and development to further enhance these attributes.
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The Audacious Era

The Audacious Era | Resilience and Agility | Scoop.it
Innovation is in a rush. And while technology continues to open networks and accelerate the way we work, culture has similarly become a critical innovation conduit.
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Is audacious the new agile?

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Why agility pays | McKinsey & Company

Why agility pays | McKinsey & Company | Resilience and Agility | Scoop.it

New research shows that the trick for companies is to combine speed with stability. A McKinsey Quarterly article.

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"earlier research consistently showed a strong relationship between organizational health and the creation of value: the healthiest companies far outpace those with moderate or low health in long-term total returns to shareholders.5 Our new analyses suggest that speed and stability are significant catalysts for organizational health and performance."

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Lessons for Volkswagen on Organizational Resilience

Lessons for Volkswagen on Organizational Resilience | Resilience and Agility | Scoop.it

Volkswagen shocked the world. The world’s largest automaker admitted to creating software that would deliberately generate false exhaust emission information on many of its popular cars. Making matters worse, Volkswagen’s top leadership seemed unsure about how to respond to the crisis as it threatened the company’s reputation, operations, and long-term strategy.

 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Organizations should be building resilience before the crisis hits.  And as the article states "In the case of organizational leaders, the fundamental issues might involve returning to normal operations, generating review, or regaining reputation."

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, December 6, 2015 6:28 PM

Building resilience involves more than a single process, but requires attention to multiple activities. At Volkswagen, for example, learning might involve rethinking its leadership and operations, redirecting corporate strategy, and rebuilding its sagging reputation. Efforts to build resilience often focuses on four core areas:

 

  1. Operational resilience occurs when an organization maintains its production and learns to operate even when experiencing catastrophic failure.
  2. Strategic resilience happens when an organization adapts its strategy to changes in the environment, stakeholder interests, or emerging technology. 
  3. Managerial resilience surfaces from the know-how and decision-making skills of leaders. 
  4. Reputational resilience refers to an organization’s ability to learn from public failures or embarrassing revelations about the organization. 

 

All four areas of resilience require learning.

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‘What is resilience?’

Vox pop featuring young people telling us what they think resilience is and why it matters.
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We all have a need to be able to cope with difficult situations.

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Angela Duckworth on How to Develop Grit

Angela Duckworth on How to Develop Grit | Resilience and Agility | Scoop.it
This article explores the concept of Grit and how to develop it. Angela Duckworth says "Grit is passion and perseverance for extremely long intervals"
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deliberate practice and not just showing up makes a difference
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What’s Stopping Us From Changing Faster? - Reuven Gorsht

What’s Stopping Us From Changing Faster? - Reuven Gorsht | Resilience and Agility | Scoop.it
You wonder what’s going on with the project. Are people not collaborating? Six months back, you made it perfectly clear to the C-suite and the board that this is your TOP PRIORITY (yes, literally in all-caps) and that everyone must collaborate to execute. In reality, however, meshing the skills and resources of different departments, each focused on their own distinct targets; to achieve a larger organizational goal is much easier said than done.
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Surprises Are the New Normal; Resilience Is the New Skill

Surprises Are the New Normal; Resilience Is the New Skill | Resilience and Agility | Scoop.it
The difference between winners and losers is how they handle losing.
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from a few years back....but still relevant
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adapting to perpetual beta

adapting to perpetual beta | Resilience and Agility | Scoop.it

Many traditional management practices assume the business system is complicated and understandable, given enough time to analyze it. This is perhaps the major flaw of industrial management. Most of our difficult organizational problems are actually complex. They cannot be understood except in hindsight. 

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In a world of increasing complexity and complication, we cannot repeat what we did before and expect the same results.  Social learning becomes a critical capability.

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