The distinction between compliance and engagement – agileknowhow.com

The last few years I worked with a lot of teams as an agile coach in many different companies. I have come to notice there is a cycle teams seem to go through to become more cohesive. I also noticed that organizational culture sometimes makes it more difficult for team members to engage in the team building process but up until earlier this year, I was not able to put the right words on what I was seeing.

In some organizations where there is more of a command and control culture and where directivity seems to be the dominant leadership style, I believe one of the key things to understand is the distinction between compliance and engagement.

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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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