I am working in a team of agile coaches, helping teams and individuals improving their way of working. Sadly I have come to the insight of a common pitfall and a natural behavior for myself and my colleagues, which is to do a lot of quick fixes, rather than addressing root causes, this might be due to high workload or constantly changing prioritizations for us. …
I am reading and hearing that there is a divider in the community about how to deal with Innovation, the opinions go more or less in two different directions.
The first option is that it should be done in a silo (aka internal incubator or accelerator), like the process described by Steve Blank in this article and described by Scott Lenet in this article on how some of the Fortune 500 companies are doing it.
I have heard a lot of individuals and teams saying that:
- I don’t have time to execute what is in the strategy because I am stuck with my operational or daily to daily work.
Well, in that case, there are only two options, either your strategy is sh*t or you are not doing whats in the strategy.
Another interesting comment or idea has been:
- Are we not suppose to be an “agile” company, do we really need a long-term strategy then?
I could agree to some extent, but I see more benefits having a strategy then not having…
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