Teamwork

Build high performing team

Build high performing teams if you want to build great products

The team is the place where the magic happens and you know it when you see a high performing team:Team members are willing to make decisions, take risks, help each other. They value clear communication and diversity in general and trust each other. You can observe that also by the way they deal with internal and […]

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busyness

Companies can’t invent because their teams are too damn busy

Sometimes, it makes sense to go back to the roots. Therefore, I would like to direct your attention to a book I have read years ago: “Slack” from Tom DeMarco. CNN.com review from April 2001 summarises in a way that surprisingly still matches our time:  In times of many layoffs, shrinking staffs, vanishing “think time,” middle-managerial

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Social Engagement

Why to focus on stakeholder value and not only shareholder value

Analysts, like Alex Edmans (who is professor of finance at the London Business School), have come to the conclusion that when businesses focus on their long-term smooth operation, taking into account both the social expectations and the obligations that arise from them, this works as an advantage. According to his new book, “Grow the Pie: How Great Companies Deliver

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Agile mindset

The mindset issue with agile

It is a fact that several agile transformation initiatives (if not the majority) do not succeed. Maybe you have experienced related discussions about missing buy-in from management,  top-down or bottom up transformation strategies and of course the famous discussions about mindset issues. There is indeed mind shift required to generally change things, but what kind of mindset change is

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