This Agile icebreaker uncovers work environment change. This exercise for training and workshops takes focus away from templates and certifications, that rarely matter, and shines a light onto actual adoption.
Agile without value
Companies continue to fail Agile. Culture without practice is Agile without value. Mindset relies on values guided by principles, not templates or training.
Agile change management needs management change
Agile at scale requires executives’ live, breath, and champion Agile values and principles. This Agile change management plan guides true, Agile change.
The skeptic builder makes a mess
Start with belief in why you build something or before you build. A skeptic without belief usually delivers disappointment. Sadly, leaders …
The 2 most important learning metrics
CEOs care about learning programs. To gain more executive-level interest, guess what learning and development folks? CEOs want metrics. Give them …
3 tips for anyone to design or evaluate training
You can not change what you can not measure. The value of training is on trial, a trial to prove training’s return on investment. With money scarce you need to identify the dollar impact on training. Here are 3 tips for anyone who to evaluate training.
The value of training on trial
Our ability to become, or remain, relevant comes down to an ability to adapt. To adapt means to learn and an …
Confidence to learn and competence to contribute
Some people dedicate themselves to life-long learning. Some people revel in positioning themselves as no longer able, willing, or interested to …
Why 70 is a key metric for learning and development
The 70:20:10 framework helps to plan learning and development. 70:20:10 represents a good model, percentage, or ratio to frame how people across …
The best meeting icebreaker to break the ice
Know your audience is a constant refrain. But sometimes, as a facilitator, trainer, or consultant, you may not, always, know your audience knows each other or what they will do together.
The icebreaker’s intent? Loosen things up, meet people, set the stage for effective work. Meeting icebreakers can be as painful as a bucket of ice down your shorts. Icebreakers run the risk of turning people off before you have even started the heavy lifting on why you are there.
Here is an icebreaker I have run for a least 10 years with consistent success setting up collaboration.
Organization development is business growth
Organization development has yet to earn a role in all organizations. Only the most progressive companies have organization development roles, staffs, departments, …
This social media fad will ruin organization development
Social media is the most important communication and collaboration tool since the smoke signal.
The organization development world has been invaded by social media. The organization development profession is in a, social media, world of trouble because social media delivers all the intended qualities of OD, but more organic, more genuine, and more impressive community results than OD has ever been accepted to do.
When evaluating social media, it is time to move beyond fight, flight, or friend.
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