Working remote can give you freedom and independence as you can work when and where you want. But working alone and being distant from people that you work with can result in loneliness and can make you feel disconnected. InfoQ interviewed Pilar Orti about the advantages and disadvantages of remote working, staying connected while working remote and creating trust.
In the book reinventing organizations Frederic Laloux researched 12 organizations who use fundamentally new ways to manage work and their employees. InfoQ interviewed Frederic about how evolutionary-teal organizations manage themselves, practices for start-ups, self-organizing organizations, renewing approaches for managing performance of employees and results from evolutionary-teal organizations.
This article introduces the Oobeya methodology, a lean approach to project management that can complement agile by keeping project teams tightly focused on customer satisfaction, time to market and cost. Furthermore the Oobeya method empowers teams to identify wasteful activities and resolve their problems autonomously, freeing time and energy to deliver more value for their clients.
When you are dealing with a team of people who are separated from you, working together during project planning and recognizing that you both share the same concerns increases the chances of success.
The book "The Agile Culture" describes how you can develop a culture of energy and innovation, and provides tools to build trust, take ownership and deal with walls and resistance in organizations. 3
This article helps agile coaches to to facilitate change on the management level by understanding the context of their target audience and formulate a coaching message matching that context. 3
What happens when a director of a consulting company decides to drastically change the culture? An interview on the change approach, culture and trust, and lessons learned from an agile journey.
How breakthroughs in neuroscience support why all the "soft stuff" around Agile works, how we can help people adapt better to change, and how we can influence real mindset shifts in an organization.
PROspectives help us to reflect more often, independently of acute, unexpected problems and without time pressure, to uncover ideas for future improvements. 12
Dennis Sosnoski explains how supposedly-secure connections can be downgraded to the point where they are easily broken and how to make it more difficult for anyone to see or alter your data exchanges. 2
This hidden side of an Agile transformation includes many soft skills that are at least as important as the more visible practices of Agile adoption. 4