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The agility misconception – Part 2

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In the companies where I am currently working in the field of team and organizational development, I come across further misunderstandings, which lead to the fact that "agility" has now become a dirty word in some companies. Many employees:inside are frustrated and have "no more desire" for "this next sow that is driven through the village". Here are my top 4 misunderstandings, in addition to the 4 from Gabris part 1.

The agility misconception – Part 1

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The ability of companies to adapt to rapidly changing markets is a critical success factor, especially these days. Shorter delivery cycles, flat hierarchies with short decision-making paths and innovation are more in demand than ever. Good approaches are at risk to fade out just because they are promoted and THE solution to all problems without further reflection. Agility and agile transformation fall into this bucket.

Motivation in Teams

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Are laterally guided teams better than those guided by directives? They are definitely one - self-organized, empowered and, in my experience, more motivated. Therefore - yes, I find them better! The path from directive to lateral, however, is sometimes rocky and long - practical experience has shown me one thing above all - there are really good companions on the way there, and they are: clarity and transparency, patience and iteration as well as appreciation and humour. They turn good teams into really good, cool and motivated teams.