The Agile Gearbox
The Agile Gearbox
The Incredible Power of Switching to Manual
About the Book
The Agile Gearbox: The Incredible Power of Switching to Manual transforms "fake agile" to authentic agility.
Why does true agility, witnessed in nature and innovative companies, often slip through our fingers at work? "The Agile Gearbox" cracks this code, infusing your professional environment with genuine agility.
Bridging on Henry Mintzberg's updated classic "Understanding Organizations" (2023), we delve into how clashes between form, culture, and context impede the path to authentic agility.
Discover organizational fluency, an original concept encapsulated by the "Agile Gearbox". It equips you to adapt structure and function to context, optimizing speed, efficiency, innovation and wellbeing.
Embrace a transformative journey with "The Agile Gearbox". Like learning to drive stick, it's practice that perfects. This guide is your veteran co-driver, assisting you to weave agility into your organization seamlessly.
Ready to shun "fake agile" and animate a truly agile culture in your organization? "The Agile Gearbox" might be your missing link.
Eliza (she/her) is an organizational psychologist, consultant, and professional coach with 20+ years of experience in results-based management, change leadership and management, career and executive coaching, as well as applied research. Eliza is a scholar-practitioner passionate about arts-based research, as well as including the arts in her academic, consulting, and facilitation work, wherever possible. She has always been interested in the future of work and always strives to co-create awesome workplaces. With the pandemic, interest in the future of work, especially transitions to remote and hybrid work situations, has become a large part of her work. She completed the Semco Style Expert Certification training in 2021 to learn about Ricardo Semler’s work and the transformative methodology created to help organizations develop into democratic, people-centred, inclusive workplaces through brave leadership and creative innovation. Eliza holds a PhD in Organizational Development and Change, and an Evidence-Based Executive Coaching Certificate, from Fielding Graduate University.
- Introduction Part I. Agility: Present Illusions
- 1 The Enduring Pursuit of Organizational Agility
- 2 Pitfalls of Persistent Organizational Transformations
- 3 Obstacles on the Road to Agile Transformations
- 4 Pinning down Agility: An Observer’s Quandary
- 5 Agility: Practices or a Cultural Shift?
- 6 Comparing Agile Apples…
- 7 Agile Coordination
- 8 “Scaling” Agile Teams?
- 9 …and Organizational Oranges
- 10 Agile Culture and the Organizational Forms
- 11 Rapid Races require Pit Stops
- 12 Context and Culture: The Tailwind of Agility
- 13 Incongruence: Misaligned Agility in the Four Forms
- 14 The Challenge of Balancing Efficiency and Agility
- 15 Envisaging Organizational Agility
- 16 An Organizational Agility Superculture
- 17 Assessing the Agile Superculture
- 18 Developing Organizational Agility
- 19 Why Transformations Fail
- 20 Developing “Organizational Agency”
- 21 Incremental Development
- 22 Going all in
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