Hello Uprising! I reach out today seeking the advice of the community. I was lucky enough to grow up in a company with a culture built on empowerment, accountability, safety, and feedback. This foundation made our Agile transition (2008), dare I say… kind of easy.
Fast forward 7 years and 6 Agile transformations later, I have yet to see a transition run so smoothly. I was so spoiled, but at the same time blessed. I have realized that safety, trust, and transparency, are prerequisites in the journey to become Agile. Safety, complimented with tight feedback loops is a lethal weapon for change agents and can help you accelerate organizational change.
Safety, transparency, and trust or, lack thereof, are all products of culture. As Agilists, we know there is no stronger force than culture so lets not muddy the waters. For sake of this thread, lets say you are a coach, that is completely empowered by leadership, to help drive healthy change and Agile adoption. What are some mechanisms you would/have used to create safety, trust, and transparency as a first step?