With the agile mindset workshop we support organizations in introducing an agile way of working by reflecting the current culture in the workshop and creating a new mindset for the agile setup. On the one hand, the participants learn why an agile mindset is important in today's world and on the other hand, we work out what they can change in their respective environment and work culture to drive this change.
In the foreground for agility is the functional organization, which is organized according to roles and competencies instead of title or rank. Companies organize themselves in an agile way so that they can react faster to dynamic changes in the market. This is achieved through clear distribution of tasks and short decision-making paths - which means that hierarchies are becoming less important, and competence-based teams more important. Through agility, organizations increase their effectiveness, promote transparency and create attractive development platforms for employees. And this has a positive effect on business development: A study by the Boston Consulting Group found that agile companies are five times more likely to achieve above-average margins and show stronger growth than the average.
In both agile and non-agile organizations, processes and culture influence each other. In agile organizations, however, transparency, autonomy and meaningfulness are more pronounced, which is why culture and processes interact better with each other. Credibility, fairness, respect, pride and team spirit are the measures of trust that are reflected in the workplace culture. Trust is one of the building blocks for the transfer and acceptance of responsibility.
Agile processes consist of the three components tool set, skill set and mind set. The tool set contains the supporting tools, methods, techniques or templates, which can be software for the tasks at hand, but also a guide for the agile process. The skill set contains the skills of the employees to understand, know and implement agile processes - for example by using the methods correctly. The mind set is the employees' inner attitude, how they perceive and interpret things and how they react in situations. An agile mindset is the basis for the effective development of skills and abilities and for the successful introduction of agile tools.
A mindset needs the commitment of the employees - then it can be developed. And because agile processes and culture influence each other, the development of an agile mindset takes into account both the cultural and the process perspective, each of which contains four design fields. These design fields are worked on by the participants in the workshop.
A workshop is held during one day and lasts between 6-8 hours.
The course of a workshop is based on the following schedule: