Our world is constantly changing and companies are confronted by the challenges of New Work. Disruptive innovations such as the smartphone have changed our lives and shaken up many markets. Digitalization and automation are reorganizing workplaces, processes and structures. And no one knows what’s coming next. These changes demand a lot from people and companies, who have to embrace new ways of thinking, values and cultures, have the willingness and ability to communicate in new ways and create an organization dedicated to change in the form of new structures, new processes and agile management. We support you in defining a change process, driving it forward and bringing people with you. We help you to identify change agents and create a we-atmosphere. Fundamental changes can only succeed if employees, leadership and corporate management act together – as welutions.
Design Thinking was originally developed at Stanford University as a creative process for coming up with new products and approaches. It has since evolved into a general working methodology that creatively redefines the culture of working together. Rigid structures are broken down, hierarchies are abolished. In this open environment, different methods, such as unbiased exploration and brainstorming, can be used to stimulate a new way of thinking that often leads to groundbreaking innovations. We create added value through cooperation and the interplay of different skills and personalities. Let us take you to a new world.
To become or stay flexible, companies need to nurture a culture of agile innovation. And they thrive best with fast, flexible units and employees who think, decide and act on their own initiative. This requires courage on the part of companies and confidence in their own staff. They need people who are open to change and who can freely develop their potential in a culture of togetherness. Many parameters play a role in this process, from the style of management and the processes that are put into practice, to the company’s official and unofficial rules. Working time regulations, remuneration models that reward innovation, and office design also influence the culture of innovation. Let’s talk about this.
Agile methods such as Scrum and Kanban are particularly popular in the IT world because they help to process IT orders faster and more securely than would be possible with conventional project management approaches. Agile means that projects are carried out step by step in cycles (sprints) with a self-organizing interdisciplinary team. This strategy makes it possible to prioritize and keep processes lean. Learn how companies in other industries use Scrum and Kanban, how to use the Effectuation approach for change processes and how to maintain the direction of organizational development, for instance by learning and reflecting within the process. Just give us a call.
The prerequisites for successful leadership have changed, as have the expectations of employees with regard to their managers. More than most, Generation Y and Millennials are self-confident and goal-oriented. They have high expectations in terms of shaping their own lives, taking personal responsibility and remuneration, which you can only satisfy with agile leadership. This is about the art of letting go. Hierarchies are gradually being replaced by networking, teamwork is paramount and the role of executives is also evolving: They are role models, innovators, visionaries, talent managers and motivators. We develop a concept together with you – for individual departments or the entire company. Get in touch today.