Reshape the Business. Optimize the Experience. Fix the Transformation.
This workshop introduces you to the unFIX model. The unFIX model is a simple tool that helps you with versatile organization design. Unlike many agile scaling frameworks and self-management methods, unFIX has its focus on continuous innovation and the human experience. It facilitates gradual change, dynamic teams, and an important role to play for managers.
The model is inspired by innovative companies including Haier and Tesla, various agile scaling frameworks, and books such as Team Topologies, Dynamic Reteaming, and Organization Design.
Dynamic Teaming with Networked Individuals
All organizations need business agility and continuous innovation. But if you work exclusively with dedicated teams that always need to go through forming, storming, and norming stages before they can finally perform, you’re out of luck. That’s neither agile nor innovative. The accelerated pace of change in the world asks for fluid work structures and a switch from dedicated teams to dynamic teams.
In our new connected age, we need networked individuals who can team with each other on the fly and who can fluidly collaborate and form flexible team structures depending on context. With team topologies and dynamic teams, a business is better equipped to become a continuous learning organization. However, this demands a new approach to organizational design, with the unFIX model.
Hybrid Workplaces of the Future
After a year of lockdowns, Covid-19 policies, and many people working from home, organizations call workers back to the office. But not everyone, and not all the time. In hybrid workplaces, most team members are at the office for a limited number of days and hours of the week. Some work only from home. Some only at the office. And many spend their working time at clients, coworking spaces, or coffee bars.
But how should organizations manage that? When should everyone be at the office? How often should team members meet in person? What are the consequences for innovation, diversity, and performance? Can we still meet face-to-face if half the team is working remotely? How do we optimize creativity and productivity with team members spread across the country?
OKRs, KPIs and the North Star Metric
Objectives and Key Results seem to be the new Holy Grail. Many organizations are embracing the new goal-setting framework that was invented at Intel and popularized by Google. At the same time, most organizations are unwilling to let go of traditional Key Performance Indicators. After all, how can you achieve objectives without targets and incentives?
And then there is the North Star Metric: the highly focused approach commonly used by startups and scale-ups to get high-performance, agile teams aligned around a single team-wide metric. And if this technique works for young businesses, then why not the larger ones?
Habit-forming and Gamification at Work
For many years, organizations have wondered how to motivate their workers. Average employee engagement has been low for decades, and no employee engagement program seems to have a lasting effect. That’s because motivation (and willpower) are not enough to achieve organizational change. The science of habit-forming and the research into gamification teaches us how to successfully change our behaviors.
Gamification is all about applying concepts and techniques from good game design. The purpose of games is to give people a great time while doing some activities together. How is that any different from working together as a team? But beware! Gamification comes with a dark side. We need to avoid addiction and unintended consequences.
Mid-level employees such as functional managers, product managers, coaches, consultants, team leaders, HR team members, change agents.
- The Increase of Dynamic Reteaming
- The Challenge of Hybrid Workplaces
- The Blending of OKRs and KPIs
- Habit-forming and Gamification
- Organization Design with unFIX
- What are the post-pandemic challenges in the workplace?
- How can we perform well with stable and flexible teams?
- How do existing methods and frameworks need to adapt?
- How do we motivate teams in post-pandemic workplaces?
- How do we boost and measure performance in the future?
Some familiarity with agile and lean methods and principles in general. Deep experience is not necessary, but we won’t be explaining basic concepts such as value streams, feedback cycles, and continuous improvement. 😉
In this workshop, we are pioneers exploring important questions. We won’t have all the answers yet. But for sure, we make some crucial steps toward the future of work.
Your Workshop Facilitator
Jurgen Appelo is the Founder & CEO of several startups and brands in the space of organizational and management innovation. After a successful career as CIO, Jurgen began 12 years ago with his publications and famous workshops on Management 3.0, followed by several additional offerings.
He once received the recognition of Entrepreneur of the Year in the Netherlands and was named Europe’s Nr 1 Leadership Author (see ranking on Inc.com).
Today Jurgen is focused on helping companies prevent and fix failed agile transformations. He created a collaborative environment for self-development: a space to learn and share knowledge, ready to gain experience by practicing and improving vital skills for modern organizations.
Our Covid Measures
We are lucky and feel relief, that the recent Omikron wave is coming to an end. Also this workshop takes place at a time of the year, when infections are usually low. However, we still take the pandemic and the concerns of our participants serious.
Therefore the following measures apply for all participants:
- Please provide us your certificate of vaccination or recovery during onsite checkin.
- Please get tested a maximum of 48 hours before the beginning of the workshop. Should you be infected, please stay at home. We’ll be working on alternatives, when you can use your ticket for the same workshop or alternatively get refunded.
- We will offer free PCR masks at the workshop location, should you feel more comfortable wearing one.