It doesn't matter what agile practices you are following if you dont know why you are following. The goal as described in this book should be to become more relevant, resourceful, resilient, responsive, and reflective. And journey towards these goals must be journey of a supportive community that is made of coordial supportive and enthusiastic people who are life long learners.
The agility shift is a great read for understanding the foundational mindset needed to become a successful agile organization. That mindset includes building a relational web; continuous learning; flexibility; responsiveness and collaborative. Well worth the time investment.
Leading a team of trainers who have a great deal of freedom to "get the work done", Agility Shift inspires me! Yes, Pamela Meyer serves up the research and theories behind the principles of agility, but she also delivers practical measures leaders will find enlightening in their quest to become great leaders.
You will refer back to this book again and again for both inspiration and concrete tools to use with your team. Through well-researched examples and useful models, Pamela Meyer clearly articulates how to foster a culture of creativity with relationship at it's core. Meyer outlines a systems view of agility through key insights from psychology, learning science, and the arts - all grounded in concrete organizational examples. As a training consultant, I found the chapters on agile learning and development particularly helpful in outlining learning strategies to support and co-create an agile organizational culture.
In design thinking, the true (scientific knowledge), the real (our context and perceptions of the situation on the ground), and the ideal (what we desire) need to come together for a design to be successful. Throughout this book Meyer frames opportunities to engage the true, the real, and the ideal for optimal engagement.
Attention getting, thought provoking and inspiring...Pamela's practical approach to understanding agility's value to recruiting, developing and retaining agile talent is a great guide to help raise organizational performance to the next level. Something unexpected always happens to the most thought-out strategies, project plans and life. The ability to move quickly and easily is critical in today's business world. Agile leadership is key to success!
At last, a business book that puts the human factor front and center as the essential ingredient for success! This is a practical and engaging book that takes the mystery out of what it takes to adjust to our ever-changing world for success, while experiencing deeper meaning and purpose through the inter-connectedness of our relationships and reliance on each other to achieve that success. One again Pamela Meyer has given us leading edge thinking and business practices that can make a positive difference in the world and our quality of life.