Mind The Innovation
E40, Don't just go agile, be smart about becoming agile.
June 7, 2022
Most companies talk about their need to transform. They understand that they must change in order to succeed. However, few companies actually take action towards transforming. Agile has become the new normal in business. Companies large and small are adopting the principles behind agile, which means breaking traditional processes and aligning them around value creation instead of just moving things from point A to point B. Agile transformations are often challenging because they require a change in mindset and approach for both those leading the effort and those following. An agile transformation requires a willingness to embrace change and uncertainty. Leaders must understand that there will be resistance to change and that it takes time to get buy-in. In this episode, we have guest Mark Adler Madsen, Co-Founder & Partner at Aspire Innovation. Mark talks about that it's not an agile transformation it's an agile evolution. Agile evolution is important because it helps organizations become more agile and flexible. In other words, it allows companies to change quickly by letting them adopt new technology and skills faster. Mark also talks about how agile methodologies excel when tackling complex problems and emphasize that it’s when you need to apply these methods that you really get the most value from them. Another key component to succeeding with agile is that leadership needs to be on board with it and you need to realize that this is not another process change.. "Just keep asking questions, because you don't necessarily know what the right questions are" Mark Adler Madsen. Key takeaways: # How agile evolution allows companies to embrace change while still maintaining stability. # That leadership needs to be on board with it and you need to realize that this is not another process change. # You need to have a learning loop in everything you do. Agile transformations are often challenging because they require a change in mindset and approach for both those leading the effort and those following. An agile transformation requires a willingness to embrace change and uncertainty. Leaders must understand that there will be resistance to change and that it takes time to get buy-in. We live in a time where technological advancements happen faster than ever before. Not only do businesses need to adapt to these changes, but they must also ensure their employees are able to keep up with the pace of innovation. You can reach Mark on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/markadlermadsen/ or learn more about Aspire Innovation right here: https://www.aspire-innovation.com/ or more For more content like this, subscribe to Mind The Innovation on Apple or Spotify or wherever you like to listen. https://www.linkedin.com/in/markadlermadsen/ you can find Sannah on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sannahvinding/ or visit this website: https://mindtheinnovation.com Thanks for Listening! #sannahvinding #mindtheinnovation #innovation #leadership #strategy #innovationstrategy #leadershipdevelopment #futureleaders #leadershippodcast #peopleskills #changemanagement #communication #problemsolving #peoplecentric #Agile #companyculture #professionaldevelopment #podcast #innominders
Most companies talk about their need to transform. They understand that they must change in order to succeed. However, few companies actually take action towards transforming. Agile has become the new normal in business. Companies large and small are adopting the principles behind agile, which means breaking traditional processes and aligning them around value creation instead of just moving things from point A to point B.

Agile transformations are often challenging because they require a change in mindset and approach for both those leading the effort and those following. An agile transformation requires a willingness to embrace change and uncertainty. Leaders must understand that there will be resistance to change and that it takes time to get buy-in.

In this episode, we have guest Mark Adler Madsen, Co-Founder & Partner at Aspire Innovation.

Mark talks about that it's not an agile transformation it's an agile evolution.  Agile evolution is important because it helps organizations become more agile and flexible. In other words, it allows companies to change quickly by letting them adopt new technology and skills faster. Mark also talks about how agile methodologies excel when tackling complex problems and emphasize that it’s when you need to apply these methods that you really get the most value from them. Another key component to succeeding with agile is that leadership needs to be on board with it and you need to realize that this is not another process change..

"Just keep asking questions, because you don't necessarily know what the right questions are" Mark Adler Madsen.

Key takeaways:
# How agile evolution allows companies to embrace change while still maintaining stability.
# That leadership needs to be on board with it and you need to realize that this is not another process change.
# You need to have a learning loop in everything you do.

Agile transformations are often challenging because they require a change in mindset and approach for both those leading the effort and those following. An agile transformation requires a willingness to embrace change and uncertainty. Leaders must understand that there will be resistance to change and that it takes time to get buy-in.

We live in a time where technological advancements happen faster than ever before. Not only do businesses need to adapt to these changes, but they must also ensure their employees are able to keep up with the pace of innovation.

You can reach Mark on LinkedIn
https://www.linkedin.com/in/markadlermadsen/

or learn more about Aspire Innovation right here:
https://www.aspire-innovation.com/

or more
For more content like this, subscribe to Mind The Innovation on Apple or Spotify or wherever you like to listen.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/markadlermadsen/

you can find Sannah on LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sannahvinding/

or visit this website:
https://mindtheinnovation.com

Thanks for Listening!

#sannahvinding #mindtheinnovation #innovation #leadership #strategy #innovationstrategy #leadershipdevelopment #futureleaders #leadershippodcast #peopleskills #changemanagement  #communication #problemsolving #peoplecentric  #Agile #companyculture #professionaldevelopment #podcast #innominders