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Agile leadership: factors of success

Agile leadership: factors of success

The last years have seen radical change to the environment in which businesses have had to operate for success. The field is increasingly grasped by VUCA – volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. Digitalization, globalization and growth of networking...

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Mental Change? Agile organizations need new »identities«

Mental Change? Agile organizations need new »identities«

On the agile triangle (methods, structure, culture), one of the most difficult aspect remains that of cultural change; that is neither new nor surprising. What we call culture is a combination of many factors that cannot be grasped by causal thought and are therefore...

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Five Stars

Five Stars

Together with the following endorsement of one of our trainings we were asked, what is the difference between a good leadership-training and a five-star training? The answer is relatively simply – don't elaborate on one of the uncountable leadership theories but give...

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Agile Teams & Collaboration/Conflicts

Agile Teams & Collaboration/Conflicts

Among the employees and managers we meet who work in agile environments, more and more have recently asked us how to deal with dominant informal leaders. Both sociometry and group dynamics know informal leadership as a key phenomenon: it is a frequent cause of a range...

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Agility needs Diversity

Agility needs Diversity

Does »Agility« and »Controlling« fit together? On the ICV ControllingBlog Hans-Peter Sander, Head of the ICV Team PR/New Media, tells about his Agile Culture Coach training that he completed in five modules in 2017 at SYNNECTA. Today: »Agile Teams and Collaboration«...

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Agile Methods and Scrum

Agile Methods and Scrum

Agility is the answer enterprises have found to a changed world and to a changed context of doing business. Society, markets and the competitive landscape have changed to possess a greater degree of contingency - in the phrasing of companies today, this is known as...

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Why agility and diversity belong together

Why agility and diversity belong together

Does »Agility« and »Controlling« fit together? The big Munich »Controller Congress« had the title »Agile Controlling in the digital reality – managing upheavals successfully?«. I received a fantastic offer: Deep immersion into the subject during a professional...

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»The tale of one who set out to learn agility«

»The tale of one who set out to learn agility«

»Not yet an answer« Consider a group of people. They are all different, not the same, but they have one thing in common: they work together. They were told that work these days needs agility, and diversity. Everyone nodded in agreement. All of them have the same...

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SYNNECTA Werkhaus – Introduction

SYNNECTA Werkhaus – Introduction

»Agility« and »management control« – that's a match! Even this year's large Munich »Controller Congress« agreed when they titled the event »Agile controlling in digital reality: Managing upheavals successfully«, didn't they? Or is it not a match after all, as some...

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Agile Talent Management (II): New Formats and Interventions

Agile Talent Management (II): New Formats and Interventions

Agility is the answer enterprises have found to a changed world and to a changed context of doing business. Society, markets and the competitive landscape have changed to possess a greater degree of contingency - in the phrasing of companies today, this is known as...

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Supervisions: Visiting places of modern and hyper-modern art

Supervisions: Visiting places of modern and hyper-modern art

The form of talent management I witness in many organizations is maintained via talent identification and process management. Yet, these inflexible models are rarely able to permit the flexibility that is required in complex, agile environments. If talent management...

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»If music be the food of love«

»If music be the food of love«

In Berlin, people are queueing up to see an exhibition comparing expressionist and impressionist painting. It is a very regulated experience of art: this is well established, known art. There will not be any exceeding challenges, irritations or surprises. Here, on the...

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Dimensions of Agility

Dimensions of Agility

Together with the following endorsement of one of our trainings we were asked, what is the difference between a good leadership-training and a five-star training? The answer is relatively simply – don't elaborate on one of the uncountable leadership theories but give...

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Both agile and lean – ambidextrous but not Janus-faced!

Both agile and lean – ambidextrous but not Janus-faced!

As organizations are growing increasingly sensitive to agility, we gain new ground for experiments. This blog text will introduce a sprint workshop format, which has evolved from such an experiment and has yielded good results in several projects. I developed the...

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