We talk a lot about Agile and Lean and a lot of this is written off as being for ONLY for software developers.

Manifesto for Agile Software Development#

The Manifesto for Agile Software Development, reads:

We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it. Through this work we have come to value: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools Working software over comprehensive documentation Customer collaboration over contract negotiation Responding to change over following a plan That is, while there is value in the items on the right, we value the items on the left more.

Is there anything in that manifesto that should not be applied to a responsive organization?

Tony Hsieh's radical management experiment#

Inside Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's radical management experiment that prompted 14% of employees to quit

Excellent firms don’t believe in excellence#

Mark Dixon recently mentioned in his blog "This made me remember a statement made by Tom Peters in his book, Thriving on Chaos, which I first read in 1989:

Excellent firms don’t believe in excellence – only in constant improvement and constant change. That is, excellent firms of tomorrow will cherish impermanence and thrive on chaos!

Further Reading#

Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0143120549/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0143120549

Holacracy is a radically different management system that changes how an organization is structured, how decisions are made, and how power is distributed. ]http://holacracy.org/]

Holacracy: The New Management System for a Rapidly Changing World http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/162779428X/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=162779428X

Reinventing Organizations http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/2960133501/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=2960133501

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