Niklas Modig uses the example of a child needing medical help to illustrate the difference between flow efficiency and resource efficiency. It serves as an excellent emotional hook to highlight this key idea of why flow efficiency is so important for business agility.
Business Agility TV
Interesting videos that we have found that deepen our understanding of Business Agility.
Sir Dave Brailsford talks about how small, incremental gains helped British Cycling become successful. He discusses continuous improvement and how to align teams behind a goal to win.
Gary Hamel argues that the most important invention of the last 100 years is management. He discusses that we are using management tools and techniques which are no longer fit for purpose for the challenges we face today.
Matthew Syed explores the differences between growth and fixed mindsets and how our attitude to failure governs our success. It’s a topic he also explores in his wonderful book Black Box Thinking.
Tom Hulme talks to us about how design and user experience don’t always see eye to eye. He explores how we can fix this through the lens of desire paths.
Captain David Marquet gives us his view on leadership. This video is a great overview of his wonderful book “Turn the Ship Around!”
Wardley Maps are a really powerful tool for deciding strategy. Here is Simon Wardley giving a very entertaining Keynote at OSCON 2014 where he discusses how he came to invent it as a technique and briefly runs through how it can be applied.
Professor Sumantra Ghoshal talks about culture at the World Economic Forum – what he refers to as “The Smell of the Place”. He talks about what management can do to create and sustain the culture they want rather than allowing undesirable norms to grow.
“The peformance of a system depends on how the parts fit, not how they act taken separately.” Dr. Russell Ackoff In this inspiring talk, Ackoff discusses the importance of looking at systems as a whole when improving. He discusses the folly of looking at a system as individual parts and improving them in isolation. Finally, …
We have a sticker that says “utilisation is the enemy of flow”. All too often at work, we want everyone to be super busy all of the time – without realising it, we are killing our ability to deliver. This is what Henrik Kniberg of Crisp calls “The resource utilisation trap”. In the video below, …