Adaptable

Wasielewski, Hedlund & Janlén

In this podcast we share our experience on how leaders and managers can and should build organisations that are able to quickly and sustainably adapt to unprecedented change, complexity and ambiguity.

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What does the vocabulary we use have to do with our ability to manage organisations? Well, as it turns out, tremendously! Unless we can make detailed predictions about our organisation, there's a considerable possibility the language we currently use create inappropriate conditions, and false expectations on what can be accomplished. We should make sure to choose language with care. My thinking and content in this area is influenced by the following sources: - Linguistic Relativity - Beyond Process Management - Klara Palmberg - Dave Snowden - 7 Rules for Positive, Productive Change - Esther Derby - Range - David Epstein - Radical uncertainty - John Kay & Mervyn King

Oct 12

13 min 27 sec

Season 2 of Adaptable is just around the corner! 👏🏾 🥳 🙌🏼

Oct 7

1 min 30 sec

All organisations, teams and leaders have the same goal; to build something that’s successful. In our experience none of them have found the path to success either strait or obvious. Far from all have reached the level of success they aimed for. We’ve found that having Empowered Product Teams have greatly increased the chances for an organisation to meet user needs and deliver business value. In this episode we go through: What a product team is and isn’t, what they’re about and their purpose. When it’s most relevant to have them and how to make best use of them. Some of the condition to set them up for success. Some of the resources we use in our work and in this episode: Wardely Mapping introduction by Simon Wardley Cenefin framework introduction dy Dave Snowden Spotify DIBB framework explained by Henrik Kniberg Marty Cagan writes about Empowered Product Teams and product related topics John Cutler on different activities a team could invest in Theresa Torres presentation on Product Discovery 

Oct 2020

14 min 27 sec

As a leader in a complex business context one of your key interests should be to improve the performance of the people you lead. Recent research has found that becoming an inclusive leader directly impact peoples performance. It has also identified a number of traits connected with the capability of Inclusive Leadership. We go through each trait and look at how they can be applied in practise with a few concrete examples. Our sources for the research and traits can be found in the following articles: Why Inclusive Leaders Are Good for Organizations - HBR article The Key to Inclusive Leadership - HBR article

Sep 2020

18 min 50 sec

Without people no organisation would exist or function. How leaders in an organisation perceive and treat its people has a direct effect on what it can achieve. Anecdotally companies with a people positive view are finding that their employees are highly engaged and bringing their best effort. To large extent the concept of being People Positive is foundational to things we've talked about in previous episodes. In this episode we talk about what it means to be people positive by sharing several concrete examples. 

Aug 2020

14 min 49 sec

We have a big announcement to share. 

Aug 2020

1 min 39 sec

All organisations today have adopted the concept and practice of working in teams. That's the way you work, otherwise you're doing something wrong. At the same time not enough organisations create the conditions necessary to optimise for teams to become productive. Instead they unknowingly foster conditions that creates obstacles for teams. We elaborate on the most common fallacies and pitfall we've seen. We also share some tools that can be used to mitigate and shift towards more appropriate conditions. Our summary in pdf form Additional useful resources that you can learn more from: Richard Hackman - What makes a great team Bruce Tuckman's stages of group development Susan Wheelan - Creating effective teams Barry Schwartz - The Paradox of Choice & Why We Work

May 2020

16 min 20 sec

How do you manage in complexity? What does it mean when a situation or context is complex? Why should you care? Organisations and leaders that are Complexity Conscious has an increased ability to early identify paths that will lead to desired effects and those that will lead to dead ends or harm. We share some real-world examples that has helped to increase our and others consciousness around complexity. The following sources have increased our language and toolbox within this field. We highly recommend taking a deeper look. Cynefin framework by Dave Snowden on context awareness 7 Rules for Positive, Productive Change by Esther Derby on complex change Brave New Work by Aaron Dignan on complexity conscious 

Feb 2020

18 min 25 sec

In this episode we look beyond agile practices and structures that's commonly talked about. We share experiences that has assisted organisations to adopt agile values and beliefs and why they've found them useful in highly uncertain, complex and ambiguous business situations.

Jan 2020

11 min 8 sec

In our first episode we will explore the concept of being a Product Led organisation. Being product led is key to both staying relevant as a company and staying ahead of competition.  In many cases organisations way of managing in uncertainty, complexity and change is not as effective as they would like. An increasing number of companies are realising that they need to change their way of working to find success and stay relevant in today's business. Their current way of doing things are in best case not supporting them enough to achieve their goals and in worst case counter-productive. Lots of companies also find it really challenging to adapt a way that effectively supports them in uncertainty, complexity and change. And this is where being product led creates value.

Jan 2020

10 min 10 sec

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Jan 2020

1 min 14 sec