Many organizations are struggling with the transition to become more agile. I see organizations starting with a number of permanent agile teams and asking themselves after a while why the expected benefits are not there? Did they choose the wrong scaling agile framework? Maybe, maybe not, it probably has to do with the fact that the mindset of the organization is still the mindset of an organization in the traditional world.
I came across a website focussing on this mindset.
Alex Yakyma, SAFe fellow, and founder of ORG mindset created a model to help you with your transition towards more business agility (implementing Lean and Agile at scale) by focussing on the needed mindshift in your organisation. Without this mindshift, more business agility will be very difficult to achieve, adding more agile practices will not help.
ORG mindshift with their corresponding model will help you with tools and addoption paterns that address the mentality first and allow to build a successful Lean-Agile enterprise. Nowadays you need a mindset that embraces complexity (Lean-Agile mentality) in stead of a mindset to cope with sequencial industrial systems. In the old world we see anti-patterns such as Outputs over Outcomes, obsession with predictability and metrics et cetera (Reductionist mentality).
If you go to the website (orgmindset.com) you get the model with icons (and hyperlinks to the details behind the icons, compare the SAFe big picture).
Exploit variability explore economic opportunities: Variability entails high-payoff opportunities.
Minimize Constraints to collaboration: Change is inevitable, and the more flexible the structures that foster collaboration the easier the task. Avoid management’s compartmentalized thinking.
Build sustainable practices: Don’t over-emphasize early wins but focus on benefit-constraint, feedback loops, practice maps, embedded menthal models and shared cognition.
Align Mental Models: we never directly operate with a phenomenon, but through mental models. As a change agent you have to identify problems with mental models in their organization and fix them (accuracy, different people, different models, blind spots).
Besides this model the website offers research, presentations and course information to become an Org Mindset Enterprise Coach (OMEC).
Conclusion: When you are starting or in the middle of a transition to become more agile this site is definitely worthwhile to visit and gives you some food for thought.