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Part 4 – The Human Aspects and the Interpersonal Challenges of Transformation

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to go in the opposite direction.” – Albert Einstein If you have been involved in projects that affect humans, you will not be surprised to know that the human …

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Management, Psychological Safety and Sustainable Change

Any transformation, whether organizational or individual, requires a transition, a mandatory passage, sometimes accompanied by suffering and psychological distress. But do we have to go through some form of distress or suffering before we dare to create real change? What role does suffering play in this process and is it …

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Psychological Safety in Times of Crisis

Psychological safety is the foundation, basis, and secret ingredient for creating thriving, innovative, learning-oriented, and above all resilient organizations. In the age of the knowledge economy, it remains crucial to create environments in which our employees and teams can unleash their full potential to foster the necessary creativity and build …

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Part 3 – Developing an Effective Transformation Strategy

  “A goal without a plan is simply a dream.” – Douglas Murray McGregor This article is the third in a series of 4 articles aimed at executives who are not entirely satisfied with the performance of their organization and who wish to significantly transform the way their operations function …

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Part 2 – The importance of a diagnosis to understand your organizational context.

“The only really important thing leaders do is to create and manage the culture of their organization. If you don’t manage your culture, it will manage you and you may not even be aware of how much of it is happening.” – Edgar Henry Schein This article is the second …

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Nothing is permanent, except change

We, Sapiens, greatly prefer stability and consistency to chaos and confusion. However we are now unwillingly immersed in a world turned upside down because of a tiny and invisible enemy. Many of our benchmarks are gone. The world is now even more complex, unpredictable and uncertain than before. Nothing will …

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How is it going?

Our lives have been turned upside down for over a month now. Many people now have to deal with working from home and the presence of children and spouses throughout the day. Some find themselves more isolated and lonely than ever, and others remain on the job fighting against this …

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Finding peace (AGAIN) in the heart of the storm

or HOW TO OVERCOME THE COGNITIVE BIAS OF NEGATIVITY It is rare to face turmoil that affect us, but also the whole planet. The events that currently overwhelm us affect not only our microcosms, our private spheres, but also almost all spheres of human activity on earth. It may seem difficult …

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The pitfalls of Agile approaches

Although they can sometimes seem simple to implement, it’s not always so easy to take advantage of Agile methods. So here’s a list of common mistakes to avoid in order to ease your transition. Putting the Agile Manifesto aside The Agile Manifesto contains the essence of Agility in terms of …

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An Agile enterprise? Okay, but what is it?

What are we talking about when we talk about an agile enterprise? Some elements of definition are needed to better understand the state of mind and the different solutions brought by Agility. What’s the definition of an agile enterprise? Before answering this question, it’s important to share a common vision …