In today’s organizations, sustainable improvement is as critical to success as great talent or financial capital. It’s well accepted that the rate of change around the globe is increasing, putting pressure on organizations to adapt quicker to trends and shifts. Because of this, it has become very popular to begin integrating values and techniques which accept, acknowledge, and take advantage of change like Lean and Agile. However, the approach with which you integrate such changes greatly impacts your results. Success depends heavily on modern thinking around learning and execution.
One key to successful adoption is the ability to blend existing structures and culture with learned Lean and Agile techniques and mindsets. This is where an adaptive, blended approach to learning and executing comes in. An adaptive, blended approach helps organizations adopt and wield new concepts quickly and effectively while reducing the risk of derailing complex current state situations and in-flight commitments.
The approach focuses on being pragmatic, situational, and measured with the learning and application of values and techniques. Gaining empathy and understanding of current state and then using this knowledge as part of a plan forward is vital to sustainable cultural transition and process improvement. The approach also reduces the dogmatic effect some professionals feel when being introduced to different mindsets. The blending of current knowledge with new learning creates a bridge forward built with familiar elements, decreasing the time needed to understand and effectively utilize new techniques.
So if you are looking to Lean and/or Agile to cultivate a movement of sustainable improvement, be sure to look for partners who use an adaptive, blended approach to learning and execution… your organizations capabilities will blossom as a result.