Category Archives: Management 3.0

Management 3.0 from the bottom up – agileknowhow.com

A few months ago, I delivered a Management 3.0 course for a group of people at one of my consulting clients. I had a mix of team leaders, directors, and general managers in the group. A few weeks after the course, as I was doing my rounds at their office, I bumped into a group of people who attended the course and the trainer/coach in me decided to ask them what they started putting in practice from what they learned in the course.

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Management 3.0 empowers teams – agileknowhow.com

With a lot of my clients, I see a familiar pattern: employees work in a command and control environment where they are told what to do. The power of these environments is so strong that employees are conditioned to do exactly what they are told and the managers do not even realize they are doing this.

In these environments, when I talk with the managers, they tell me how they need to drive and push their employees to get things done. Employees tell me all about how they cannot show any initiative because it gets squashed by their managers, so they stopped even trying.

This article will explore how Management 3.0 works, among other things, because of how it seeks to empower people.

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Management 3.0 begins with Agile management – agileknowhow.com

Are you working as a manager of an Agile team? Are you the director of a department or an executive looking to better understand your role in an Agile organization? If so, this post is for you!

I hear many debates in Agile conferences about the role of managers in organizations adopting Agile practices. I see many organizations struggling with the concept of self-organizing teams and the role the management teams needs to play. Let me share some of my experiences from the last few years.

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Why I became a Management 3.0 facilitator – agileknowhow.com

Do you know Melly Shum? Melly is the person who represented on an iconic billboard in Rotterdam (Netherlands). The billboard has been around for over twenty years. When you look at Melly in the picture, she looks like any other employee in your organization, but here’s the thing: according to the billboard, Melly Shum hates her job!

Melly became the icon representing Happy Melly which is a professional network with a shared purpose: to be a global network of businesses and individuals dedicated in some way to helping people be happier at work.

According to a Gallup poll from a few years back, Melly is not alone. Over seventy percent of employees in the United States hate their job! Five years ago, for one of the rare times in my 20+year career, I hated my job too.

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