A conversation on the power of Invitation.
Most of us work in an industry in which we need the creativity and problem solving ingenuity that currently resides in the resource we call “people”. My belief is that the most important thing to scale is engagement. There is no such thing as a successful change program without high levels of human engagement.
Open Space Agility (OSA) starts and ends with using Open Space technology. In between the organization experiments and learns from methods and practices that align with the agile manifesto. Not just employees experiment with agile practices, also formally authorized leadership experiments with them. Experimentation reduces anxiety because nothing is set in stone, it explores what works and what doesn’t for the people involved.
The two main outcomes of Open Space Agility are high employee engagement and continuous organizational learning.
Open Space sessions frame an organization wide iteration and retrospection of the agile transformation. Each Open Space creates proceedings (the outcomes of the sessions) that are acted upon by the leadership team. There is clear feedback to the organization which advice will be implemented but also what can’t be done yet.
It implements Agility in an Agile way, using Pull, not PUSH, using Invitation, not force, and works in increments, not one big push. The increments provide the feeling of progress for your transformation.
Based on the preferences of the attendees we'll talk about and experience some of the important elements in OSA like invitation, experiments, human needs, Open Space Technology, storytelling, games, authorization, passage rites or the role of the coach.
Astrid Claessen: I have always looked around me and saw things that could be improved upon. That is why continuous improvement resonates with me so strongly..... our would that be because of my struggle with perfectionism? With experience in almost every role available in product development I'm able to understand the challenges teams face when dancing with uncertainty. Using that understanding I can help them overcome obstacles along their way. Experience working abroad in: India, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Hong Kong, Indonesia and China. This helps me understand more of the cultural aspect, which is a big part of any Agile transformation.