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Toward a world of nuances and inclusion . . . Agility becomes participatory

Can we be Agile without exploring our fundamental beliefs and those underlying our environment? What beliefs and mental frameworks are there when considering Agility today? These are questions that I have been asking myself regularly for several years whenever I read articles or books or pay attention to my own …

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How Self-Organization Happens … and why you can trust it

Values drive all organizational life If you pay attention throughout the day, you will see that your thoughts are constantly floating on waves of shifting values. While your thoughts govern your conscious actions, the underlying values directly influence your unconscious behaviours, like shifting in your seat, checking your email, getting …

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An Invitation into a generative inquiry about an agile, participatory “Agile”

In Agile, we want to support adaptive, responsive, self-organizing, and evolutionary methods. We aim for open communication with transparency and involvement among all stakeholders; and we want our artifacts to reflect our values at all levels. The benefits are often astounding and transformative. Yet we also know that the road …

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A moment together on ‘The Alchemical Terrace’

With this post, my intention is to reevaluate common beliefs about conversations in organizations. Another way to say it is that I invite you to take a moment with me on the ‘Alchemical Terrace.” I spent the last two years in Vancouver with my family. I needed to change my …

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