Adapt like a chameleon
Looking deep into the three pillars of empiricism (transparency, inspection and adaptation), adaptation requires several things that an individual on an agile team can do and which direction the organization needs to steer towards. Is it the mind-set? or creating a safe environment for people to learn from failure? or is it many subtle to other glaringly obvious reasons? I found that adaptation requires gathering data to be inspected, use this data to identify areas of improvements, act on it and become a better individual. Organizations need to do the same thing in terms of identifying areas of improvements for individual safety, empowerment - act and create a better environment.
How do we do that? Is this an art or a science? What can we learn from Chameleons? Chameleons are best known for their ability to change their colors and several other characters of adaptability. What are some of the signs of a person who is adaptable? We will have an interactive discussion on this topic and learn what traits may best help us be adaptable? What do organizations need to do to support adaptability?
Outline/Structure of the Talk
Introduction - 2 min.
- Adaptability is important and needs experimentation, gathering of key data that can be applied to making improvements. How do you do that?
Three pillars of empiricism - 3 min.
- Transparency, inspection and adaptation - all three pillars are key to gathering data points, using those data elements to gain knowledge useful in decision-making and focus on adaptation.
Organizational Safety, agility and adaptation - 5 min.
- What are the areas that you have seen in your organization that helped provide that feeling of safety? How flexible were they in empowering people to make those decisions? Did they frown upon when things didn't work? or did they provide you the flexibility to learn from those failures (let people gather that data), and inspect & adapt?
Signs of an adaptable person - Interactive session - 20 min
- Activity - Will go through table discussions and share ideas with the session participants:
- Being open-minded?
- Patience ,
- Able to experiment,
- Empowered to make decisions
- Creative? Innovative?
What can an organization do to support adaptability? Interactive session- 10 min.
Summary - 5 min.
Participants will share their knowledge with each other about the importance of adaptation to be agile. Participants will also understand what an organization should do make this important shift by supporting these characteristics of adaptation.
Anyone who wants to learn to adapt
Prerequisites for Attendees