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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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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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Agile family

As part of our confinement due to COVID-19, I am keen to share with you some practices to help you in your daily family management. Let’s not hide it; the weeks ahead will be complicated. In this post, I suggest an approach to Agility that you can apply at home, …

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Cloud Computing: an open bar of expenses?

A team in your company decides to use the Cloud to host their next project. No problem, the provider tells you that you are going to save money using the power of the Cloud. All is well and a few months later, you get a totally disproportionate invoice compared to …

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Keeping people engaged and motivated!

Employee motivation and engagement is a very hot topic in many organizations. Many companies regularly conduct internal employee engagement surveys throughout the year. Some managers dread receiving the survey results, while others thrive on them. Gallup’s 2017 annual employee engagement survey shows that over 70% of American employees are disengaged. …

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The Project Manager is dead; long live the Project Manager!

Agile approaches generally do not talk about Project Managers, though it’s a role found in many organizations that use these approaches. I am certain that they are not there merely as figureheads! I would like us to take the time to reflect on the Project Manager’s place within an Agile …

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Is the Project Manager still necessary in a Scrum Team?

When the Scrum framework is introduced within an organization or a team, I often notice a lack of understanding regarding the Project Managers’ role. What do they become in an Agile organization? Do they still have a place? Over a few weeks, several people have asked me these questions. During …

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The growing pains of self-organization

Is your organization moving toward a less bureaucratic structure? Is it also looking to remove traditional hierarchical decision-making? Congratulations! Many organizations are undertaking this journey to tackle the growing complexity of the modern workplace. In the context of the world we live in, companies must evolve in this direction to …

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