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Between spaces, scopes, and scales: What the scaling frameworks don’t tell you with Mike Burrows

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Between spaces, scopes, and scales: What the scaling frameworks don’t tell you with Mike Burrows

November 9, 2023 @ 11:30 am 12:30 pm

In a viable, deliberately adaptive organisation, how do the relationships between different organisational scales work? Or the same question, but for the networked organisation? And what does that mean for me?

Drawn from the Agendashift Academy’s latest module “Adaptive Organisation: Business agility at every scale”, this new talk integrates systems, complexity, and flow thinking (models such as the viable system model, the Cynefin framework, and Flight Levels) and shows how that with or without branded frameworks, many scale-related challenges reflect deep organisational imbalances that we can learn to recognise and address.

Feel free to bring your questions and your sharing spirit to this conversation.

During this session, you will hear about:
✔️Organising as meaning something relational, inviting approaches complementary to mainly process-based approaches
✔️What to look for in the relationships between different organisational scales
✔️How to “start where you are”, whatever your scope, wherever you happen to be


About the Speaker
Mike works at the intersection of Lean-Agile, strategy, and organisation development in the pursuit of the ‘wholehearted’ organisation. He is the author of Agendashift: Outcome-oriented change and continuous transformation (2nd edition 2021), Right to Left: the digital leader’s guide to Lean and Agile (2019, audiobook 2020), and the classic Kanban from the Inside (2014). He is recognised for his pioneering work in Lean, Agile, and Kanban and in recent years his advocacy for participatory and outcome-oriented approaches to change, transformation, and strategy. Prior to his consulting career, Mike was global development manager and Executive Director at a top tier investment bank, CTO for an energy risk management startup, and later served as interim delivery manager for two UK government digital ‘exemplar’ services.

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