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  • Adaptability by Agreement: Valuing Outcomes over Imposed Solutions

    In the pursuit of agile at scale, the landscape is dominated by process-driven approaches which are broken. This article explores a solution-driven rollout approach, one that puts authentic agreement on outcomes before solutions. The principles on which it is based are effective also as leadership strategies, where frameworks are resources to draw on as people find fitting solutions.

  • Connecting Goals to Daily Teamwork

    While we all believe that goal setting is important, it’s work that often doesn’t feel quite urgent enough to be included in our daily routine. It is critical to team success for managers to implement a regular cadence that connects daily work more directly to high-level goals, removing administrative roadblocks while helping teammates focus on what matters most

  • The Top Three Priorities for Engineering Leaders in 2022 and beyond

    For engineering leaders, the Great Resignation has made it clear that maintaining employee satisfaction should be a top priority in the coming year. In 2022 and beyond, engineering leaders need to invest in developing a strong engineering culture, using data-driven decision-making to lead their teams, and to prioritize people before performance.

  • On a Quest to Sustainable Happy Profit: How to Create a Sustainability Framework That Works for You

    Being sustainable is not just about the product itself, which is built to endure over time. It’s also about the people, time and energy involved in the process, and the consumption that its existence requires. If any single part of the process cannot be maintained over time, it’s unsustainable. Green Recovery can act as an enabler, and when we focus on what matters we can make a dent.

  • InfoQ Culture & Methods Trends Report - March 2022

    The culture and methods trends report for 2022 shows that organizations, teams, and individuals face challenges on multiple fronts. Tackling hybrid work, the impact of the great resignation, wellness, diversity, and inclusion are topics that leaders need to address head-on to build creative and collaborative cultures

  • What Leaders Can Learn from Computer Games

    Has the question ever crossed your mind why computer games are often more successful than leaders? Probably not, as this comparison may sound a little strange and provocative at first. However, when you hear the answer, this comparison will make much more sense to you, especially since it reveals a significant success factor for leadership, as well as agility.

  • Superior Employee Engagement through Radical Team Autonomy

    Radically collaborative organizations have recently doubled in number. Their economic success is due to four cultural imperatives: team autonomy, managerial devolution, deficiency-need gratification, and candid vulnerability. Teams within radically collaborative organizations exhibit six dimensions of autonomy: who, what, when, where, how, and role.

  • Embracing Agile Values as a Tech and People Lead

    Having worked as a software developer, the agile community has been a great source of inspiration to me to find better ways of working. In my first leadership role, I incorporated the agile mindset which helped me to get everyone working towards a joint goal: refactoring an inherited codebase for scalability, while enabling cross functional teams to work as autonomously as possible.

  • Hybrid & Remote Work in 2022 and Beyond

    Moving into 2022, ways of working and interacting are continuing to evolve as organisations adapt to the ongoing changes brought about by a wide range of factors influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic. Making remote work sustainable, flexible, hybrid and asynchronous working, recognising the importance of employee experience and supporting mental wellness are important trends in the future of work.

  • Creating Psychological Safety in Your Teams

    Psychological safety is a work climate where employees feel free to express their questions, concerns, ideas and mistakes. We cannot have high-performing teams without psychological safety. In this article, you will learn practical ideas, interesting stories, and powerful approaches to boost psychological safety in your team.

  • Applying Social Leadership to Enhance Collaboration and Nurture Communities

    There are many styles and forms of leadership. In this article we explore social leadership, a form of leadership that has helped to challenge views on what leadership truly is and find out what behaviours can help create collaborative cultures and spaces where learning and meaningful engagement matter the most.

  • Lessons Learned from Self-Selection Reteaming at Redgate

    Redgate Software runs a yearly deliberate reteaming process across engineering to alter how they invest the efforts of teams and encourage people to move towards the work they find most engaging. Self-selection reteaming is an effective and empowering method of aligning with company goals. It normalized the idea of people moving between teams for personal development and renewed sense of purpose.