AGILE LEADERSHIP &
Opportunities and challenges for a company, teams and individuals.
Technology is changing the business and society – today’s business, work, and product world is getting more VUCA (*VUCA = volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous). This is the reason why not everything that is right today will still be right tomorrow. People also want to work more independently than they have been allowed to in companies with classic hierarchical structure so far.
In order to be competitive and future-oriented, companies should become more agile. It might sound simple but it must be well considered and prepared to recognize possible resistance at an early stage in order to achieve satisfying results.
We support you on your way as an agile company.
Leading in the digital transformation
In times of the digital transformation and a continuous (digital) disruption, leaders need a combination of the right mindset, skillset, and toolset. To get the toolset you need as an agile leader, we have put together a set of six tools to support you.
Our agile portfolio
Leading like in Silicon Valley!
Successful examples such as Google, Facebook & Co. are often considered as desirable and now seem to be within reach with the OKR system. Through well-defined objectives and key results, this agile framework stands for corporate and employee leadership. It gives us the opportunity to react adequately to today’s flexible and insecure business world and allows us to find individual solutions for different challenges – together as a team.
Our offer: Free introduction webinar I We accompany and support you with the introduction of the OKR system in your company I Target group: leaders and HR-employees who want to achieve better and more meaningful results for themselves and their team
Invoke your innovation and problem-solving potential!
Design thinking is a creative and solution-oriented way to think and work. The concept helps you to find the best solutions for complex problems in all areas and can be applied to a large number of questions. Key elements of this agile methods are the interdisciplinary and flexible rooms.
Agile approach wherever knowledge work happens!
Many companies want to implement agile leadership in their company because the classical leadership is no longer the right approach in a complex environment. The Scrum approach exists for more than 15 years and is an internationally valid method. Originally developed for IT companies, it provides valuable tools and structures wherever knowledge work happens and where solutions and new processes are needed.
Our offer: Free 60-minute introduction webinar I One and two-day workshops I Target group: Leaders and experts who are knowledge workers and who are working creatively
Insights into agile methods
Business Model Canvas
Understand, analyze and evaluate agile business models and strategies!
The business model canvas enables you to analyze strategies and business models of individual departments. As well, it is ideal to explain existing structures of a business model, parts of a company and to critically question them and potentially design the structures from scratch.
Our offer: Impulsworkshop I One and two-day training I Target group: Leaders, who purposefully question and evaluate the existing structures and business models and potentially want to redesign them.
Leading at eye level!
As hierarchies become flatter and collaboration structures become more complex, the classic hierarchical structure within a company will fade into the background. Commitment strategies and leadership at eye level will become more and more important. Gunther Fürstberger, CEO of MDI, helped develop the commitment gameboard and the Yin-Yang communication style analysis as key tools of lateral leadership.
Our offer: Two-day practical workshop I Certification course with 3 modules I Key Notes and impuls workshops I Target group: Line managers, who want to lead their employees at eye level
Motivation 3.0 with DRIVE
The original workshop after Daniel H. Pink!
What is it that motivates me, my team or my organization? According to Daniel H. Pink’s success concept, it is the human need to determine our own lives, to learn and create new things and to improve our quality of life and our world. In the context of the company, there is a set of different approaches and ideas, in order harmonize the personal and entrepreneurial fulfilment of meaning. Those approachs support you as well to place work tasks in such way that they increase engagement.
Our offer: One or two-day workshops I Impuls workshops and Key Notes I Target group: leaders, who want to effectively support and promote the engagement of their employees
MDI Self-Assessment & Basic-workshop
Perfect introduction to agile leadership
- Orientation and definition: what is agile leadership, what is not?
- Agile leadership on three levels: individual, team & organization
- Self-Assessment: how agile am I as a leader at the moment? How agile are we as a team and company?
- Implementation plan: how do we introduce agile methods to our company?
- Arguments for and against the introduction of agile methods
Our offer: Free 60-minutes webinar I One-day basic workshop I Target group: Leaders and HR-employees I Tailor-made for your requirements and challenges
Agile leadership on 3 levels
Agile leadership is a complex concept. When we about agile leadership, we talk about three different levels in general: the individual, team and organization level.
The individual level
If you want to implement agile methods you must start with yourself and with self-understanding and self-responsibility. To become agile as an individual, you must first analyze the status quo: How transparent and independently do I work at the moment and how many responsibilities do I bear? If I currently work in a very hierarchical-oriented team with clear instructions from the supervisor, the introduction to an independent and agile way of work can be relatively difficult. If I already have a lot of freedom and if I am allowed to work almost independently, the difference to agile methods is perhaps hardly noticeable.
The team level
Constant coordination, exchange, and communication among each other are the biggest challenges for a team in an agile setting. Agile methods require openness and extraversion of all the team members on the one hand and the right tools on the other hand. When introducing agile leadership to a team, it is worth to invest in the communication structure and skills of all members to avoid difficulties.
The organization level
The entire organization must be ready to establish agile structures, to soften hierarchies and to question the status quo. And the employees must be allowed to question the status quo repeatedly. The constant questioning and the much flatter hierarchies can be presented as a loss of control for the management, which is instinctively something to avoid. This is one reason why the introduction of agile methods is very challenging on the organization level. It takes a lot of openness and a real commitment to moving away from rigid rules and procedures in order to implement agile leadership successfully.