If you optimize for high team performance, you’ll get high team performance. Sounds great! However, many high-performing teams do not lead to a high-performing organization. In contrast, high team performance leads to low system performance. As a consequence, the service you offer to your customers is getting worse.
Team-focus is also the reason why most Agile initiatives fail to improve organizational agility and success. In the best case, you don’t see any organizational improvement, in most of the cases, it is getting worse. Local optimization leads to global suboptimization! But what does this mean? And how can you optimize organizations beyond the team? In this session, Klaus will answer these questions and he will show how you can establish business agility in a lean way. Klaus will also present an example case where he improved organizational agility in a context with about 80 teams without bothering teams in their daily work. In a very first step, top management became agile by running an agile strategic portfolio management and the rest followed step by step in a “lead by example” manner.