Before finding Agile, Ari built software for embedded distributed fault tolerant software for seven years. For the next decade he worked as an organizational therapist with cultural change, teamwork and leadership. Since 2006 he has contributed to LeSS-flavoured Agile transformations including mechanical engineering, market automation, and embedded system development. For the last couple of years Ari had international coaching assignments ranging from teams to board.
Designing an organization that develops shared assets (SW+HW) that are used across several business units is problem many managers face. In this post, we highlight some of the main issues, provide new viewpoints on the design challenges, and present a unique solution to this problem.
Matrix organization has well-known problems. Combining Back-Front and Modular organization designs gives you options for creating adaptive organization, productive teamwork, and market focus.
The consequential goal is an absolutely necessary condition for teamwork: We did something, does it work, is it useful. This creates special expectations towards the leadership in creative work like theatrical performance or visual design.
Separating Dreaming, Thinking, and Doing is the deadly sin of large organizations. It will lead to Coordination Chaos: fragmentation, waste, and underperformance.
Dreaming-thinking-doing is the natural process of doing anything, in small and large scale.
We had an intensive Meetup about Teamwork at Flixbus office in Berlin. Here you have the slides and special material about rewarding and intrinsic motivation as discussed.
25 people spent 2.5 hours exploring together "Why not teamwork".
Teamwork is the antidote for bureaucracy. But if you just remove bureaucracy you get chaos. What is missing?
We do have remote teams, for good or false reasons. The following explains how the development of group dynamics enables collaboration and performance, even in remote teams.
Our talk at LeSS conference in Prague explains the essential perspectives on building teamwork, and how teamwork helps to reduce bureaucracy.