"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change!" - Charles Darwin

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Being a manager in the age of Agile

I was reading back the post I wrote about one year ago, where I talked about what a manager can do to build and operate effectively a 21st century organization rooted into Lean thinking.

To take a long story short, if you are a manager who was told not to take decisions your team would be able to take themselves, ask for reviews and reports or push activities onto your people, you’d better not to. But there are plenty of things indeed you can do (and should do) instead.

I tried to summarize them in the mind map below (click on the image to enlarge).
And well, I also re-used the title of the workshop I held at LESS 2012 J (see http://www.slideshare.net/giusdesimone/learning-to-be-a-manager-in-the-age-of-agile)

So, what do you think? Does this visualization support a clearer picture?
What thoughts did it trigger?
What else will you add as necessary or valuable?
What would you like to see changed in your organization?

What would you start doing differently from tomorrow?