The Culture Game

THE CULTURE GAME Chapter 8

August 20, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Agile,The Culture Game   |   Comments Off on THE CULTURE GAME Chapter 8»



(Note: This is sample text from CHAPTER 8 of THE CULTURE GAME BOOK, available on Amazon here) CHAPTER EIGHT: FACILITATE YOUR MEETINGS Facilitated meetings tend to be focused, organized, and well defined. When you clearly describe who qualifies to attend, what the goal is, what the boundaries are, and how you will manage the meeting, you create an invitation to explore ...

The Virtue of Coercion

March 09, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Agile,Building a World,Culture Hacking   |   Comments Off on The Virtue of Coercion»



Is coercion a VIRTUE? Someone has proposed a session for the Agile2015 conference entitled: "The Virtue of Coercion" ...it goes like this....quoting: "...There almost no chance of Agile transformation without the imposition of Agile practices on teams. Pushing Agile practices on teams is the primary way to obtain lasting enterprise-wide Agile adoptions. "...in this session we present 4 years of data proving that employee ...

Generosity, Thrivability and Self-Organization

July 23, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Agile,Building a World,Culture,Culture Design,Culture Hacking,Generosity   |   Comments Off on Generosity, Thrivability and Self-Organization»



Harrison Owen is the formulator/composer of the Open Space meeting format.   Harrison is fond of saying these two things: All systems are open All systems are self-organizing In this essay, I am assuming you have a good grip on what 'open' and 'self-organizing' mean. With that established, let's move right into a discussion of generosity and its role is self-organizing systems. Self-organizing systems are composed of ...

The Law of Two Feet

May 09, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Agile,Open Agile Adoption,Open Space,Self-Management   |   0 Comment»



You might be hearing a lot about "The Law Of Two Feet." The idea comes from Open Space, a meeting format composed by Harrison Owen and friends. The Law is very simple: "If at any time during our time together you find yourself in any situation where you are neither learning nor contributing, use your two feet, go someplace else." The Law of ...

Tribal Leadership: Is It a Game?

July 13, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Agile,Building a World,Greatness in Organizations,Happiness,Language,Open Agile Adoption,Tribal Leadership   |   Comments Off on Tribal Leadership: Is It a Game?»



  The book TRIBAL LEADERSHIP lays out 5 stages of culture. The 5 stages are basically stories that people tell themselves...and others.         Here are the 5 progressive stories: Life Sucks My Life Sucks I'm Great! We're Great! Life is Great! What I have come to realize is that the content of this cultural self-talk is related to games. Games have 4 properties: A goal/set of goals Rules Ways to get feedback on ...

The Global Scrum Gathering Keynote: Paris 2013

July 12, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Agile,Culture Hacking,Greatness in Organizations,Happiness,Open Agile Adoption: The 2013 Global Scrum Gathering Keynote,Open Space,Scrum,The Culture Game   |   Comments Off on The Global Scrum Gathering Keynote: Paris 2013»



I am grateful to have been invited into (and have accepted) the opportunity to deliver a plenary (keynote) address at the Global Scrum Gathering in Paris, France. The event runs from September 23-25 and the keynote is scheduled for Tuesday, September 24. I am honored to be part of this event with Henrik Kniberg and Dario Nardi, who ...

Mandated Agile, Part 2

June 18, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Agile,Authority and Influence,Culture Hacking,Open Agile Adoption   |   Comments Off on Mandated Agile, Part 2»



I have a lot of heat around how Agile gets implemented in typical organizations. I've been ranting about the evils and oxymoronic nature of mandated collaboration [1]. Let me explain. When I say mandated collaboration, I mean the prescription of both Agile adoption and specific practices. I am clarifying my messaging here: naming a clear Agile direction is OK. However, stop right ...

Principle 4: Apply Self-regulation & Accept feedback

June 16, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Agile,Culture Hacking,Organizational PermaCulture,Self-Management   |   Comments Off on Principle 4: Apply Self-regulation & Accept feedback»



This is one is a series of post on the application of the 12 principles of Permaculture [2] to organizations, and other social systems.  The posts are being generated by members of the Organizational Permaculture [1] group on Facebook. If you like this post, consider joining the group and adding to the  conversation with your own blog post on 1 ...

Perfect Agile Coaching

April 26, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Agile,Agile Coaching Values,Embedded Coaching,The Culture Game   |   Comments Off on Perfect Agile Coaching»



Imagine if it was possible to for an organization to reach a state of self-sustaining, freestanding agility after just 5 coaching days. Just FIVE. What might that mean for the spread of agility throughout the world? I met Chris Rufer, Paul Green and Doug Kirkpatrick last May when I presented a session on Gaming Happiness At ...

OFFICE HOURS concall for Q&A on The Culture Game Book

April 17, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Agile,The Culture Game,Tribal Learning   |   Comments Off on OFFICE HOURS concall for Q&A on The Culture Game Book»



Starting in May 2013, you can get direct real-time answers to your questions about implementing the patterns and practices in THE CULTURE GAME book. Every week, you can now hop on a 'Office Hours' conference call where I will take questions, provide guidance, and help you use the book in a bigger way. Perhaps most importantly, you'll also hear directly ...

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