Join Michael Spayd for a session on Systemic Consciousness using the link below.
Systemic consciousness could be described as how a system — whether a team, group, or organization — makes sense of its world: what its “rules” are, how one remains in good standing within the community, what it values, what it believes. We can tap directly into this consciousness by tuning our own perception beyond our individual consciousness, by learning to read and skillfully articulate the emotional field in a room, and by using systemic constellations to see the effects of this consciousness on the system, which allows us to experience the relationship between different elements of the system and their dynamic tensions.
It is a self-organizing experience which releases the inherent creativity and leadership in people. By inviting people to take responsibility for what they care about, Open Space establishes a “marketplace” of inquiry, sharing, reflection, and learning, bringing out the best in both individuals and the whole.
Open Space Technology (OST) is a method for organizing and running a meeting or multi-day conference, where participants have been invited in order to focus on a specific, important task or purpose.
In contrast with pre-planned conferences where who will speak at which time is scheduled often months in advance, and therefore subject to many changes, OST sources participants once they are physically present at the live event venue. In this sense OST is participant-driven and less organizer-convener-driven. Pre-planning remains essential; you simply need much less pre-planning.
The actual agenda-schedule of presentations is partly or mostly unknown until people begin arriving. The scheduling of which talk, on which topic in which room is created by people attending, once they arrive. At the end of each OST meeting, a debriefing doc is created summarizing what worked and what did not work so the process can go more smoothly next year.
Some of the thoughts of “What Business Agility is?” are shared below.
A mindset that allows businesses to operate in a value-centric manner
Business’s ability to respond to change and continue to delight customers.
Business Agility is awareness and willingness to accomplish business objectives with the help of self-organizing teams in a transparent environment under respectful leadership while maintaining open communication with a sense of urgency and drive.
Level of responsiveness an organization has to pivot in meeting customer and market demands and deliver value.
Agility is diversity. Of people, ways of working, of products and services across maturity levels.
The ability of an organization to quickly adapt to input (customer or environment) and respond appropriately. Bottom-up leadership, where those doing the work lead themselves
Drive into a successful outcome and constant learning through collaboration.
Flexibility in adopting customized processes as may benefit organization/enterprise/team
Improving the business efficiency striking the balance between business value and Iterative development
Business Agility is the ability of an organization to rapidly adapt to market and environmental changes in productive and cost-effective ways.
Delivering the complex solution in small pieces and make adjustments during the journey.
Make organization focus on exploring, efficiency, and empathy
The organizational ability to rapidly respond to market forces and customer needs.
Business agility is the ability of a business to adapt rapidly and cost-efficiently in response to changes in the business environment.
As co-founder and chief connector, Diana Larsen collaborates in leadership of the Agile Fluency® Project. Diana co-authored the books Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great; Liftoff: Start and Sustain Successful Agile Teams; Five Rules for Accelerated Learning; and the seminal whitepaper and eBook “Agile Fluency Model: A Brief Guide to Success with Agile.” For 20+ years, she led the practice area for Agile software development, leading & managing teams, and guiding Agile transitions at FutureWorks Consulting. Through the Agile Fluency Project’s programs for supporting and mentoring agile coaches and consultants, Diana shares the wisdom she’s gained in over 30 years of working with leaders, teams, and organizations. She delivers keynote talks and workshops at conferences around the world.
We all have to work together. In a time of unexpected sequestration, there is a drive for us all to become individual silos, each plugging away at home. But, in order for professionals to have agency, build a quality product, and end the day fulfilled, they need to have clarity of expectation of themselves and their teammates. Rapid feedback loops are crucial for giving people clarity. This can only come from collaboration. We will not survive as armies of one.
Jim Benson will discuss collaboration, uncertainty, and team-centered approaches to create focal points for uncertainty, allow people to deal with complexity, reduce stress, and focus more.
Jim Benson is the creator of Personal Kanban and Lean Coffee, two intuitive systems that calm complexities in work, highlight unknown elements, and allow focused professional responses. His background as a civil engineer in the management of Megaprojects and owning software companies has led him to always focus on what the team needs to navigate uncertainty, understand quality, and collaboratively self-manage. Currently, through his consulting at Modus Cooperandi and his on-line school at Modus Institute, Jim is actively pursuing how to best implement collaborative, professional, and humane systems of work.
Gil Broza can help you increase organizational agility and team performance with minimal risk and thrashing. Dozens of companies seeking transformations, makeovers, or improvements have relied on his pragmatic, modern, and respectful support for customizing Agile in their contexts. These days, several of the world’s largest organizations are having him train hundreds of their managers in technology and business (up to SVP/CIO level) on practical Agile leadership. He is the author of three acclaimed books, The Human Side of Agile, The Agile Mind-Set, and the ground-breaking new Agile for Non-Software Teams.