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Onderwerp: Cultuur

Voorbeeldgedrag is de enige top-downstrategie die werkt!

Niels Opdam Door: Niels Opdam,  22-12-2016
Onderwerp: cultuur  agile management  gedrag  agile leidinggeven  

Een goed voorbeeld… doet goed volgen! Een eeuwenoud spreekwoord dat nog altijd niets aan kracht verloren heeft! Sterker nog, in het licht van agile transformaties, krijgt het zelfs nog meer waarde!

Veel bedrijven, afdelingen en zelfs teams spelen met dezelfde vraagstukken. Hoe krijg of houd ik mijn medewerkers/collega’s betrokken? Hoe komen ze in de gewenste “meewerkstand”? Hoe gaan ze het “juiste gedrag” vertonen? Vaak hoor ik hierop als antwoord: “We moeten een cultuurprogramma starten!”. Vaak gaat zo’n idee ook gepaard met het inhuren van een aantal (vaak duurbetaalde) consultants, een lange doorlooptijd én… lang niet altijd het gewenste resultaat…

The Prowareness Culture - Commitment

Door: Barry Overeem, Marten Meij, Stephan Vlieland,  19-05-2016
Onderwerp: Cultuur  

Prowareness is a coaching & consultancy firm with distributed Agile teams located in India. We help organizations transform into software-driven responsive enterprises. In the past few years Prowareness has been growing rapidly. To enable and harness this growth Prowareness uses the “cell philosophy”. When a team (cell) reaches a certain size, it’s divided into two. This ensures the separate teams preserve a maintainable size and further growth is stimulated.

Prowareness has formed its culture along the way and it appears to be a culture with lots of differences compared to traditional organizations. People that enter our office feel this culture right away and are sometimes surprised and intrigued by our approach.

The Prowareness culture is based on 7 values:
·        Teamwork
·        Continuous learning
·        Energy & craziness
·        Commitment
·        Ambition
·        Openness and transparency
·        Integrity

Undoubtedly, Prowareness is the most Agile company in the Netherlands. Yes, this is a bold statement. A statement that asks for a more detailed description. Therefore we will write a series of blog posts about our culture. Hereby culture is considered a result of the present mindset, behavior and skills. The areas by which a culture can be influenced are symbols, power structures, organizational structure, control systems, rituals and stories. We will describe the supporting activities and practices Prowareness uses to foster the values.

This blog post will be about the cultural value ‘Commitment’.

The Prowareness Culture - Continuous Learning

Door: Barry Overeem, Marten Meij, Stephan Vlieland,  19-05-2016
Onderwerp: cultuur  

Prowareness is a coaching & consultancy firm with distributed Agile teams located in India. We help organizations transform into software-driven responsive enterprises. In the past few years Prowareness has been growing rapidly. To enable and harness this growth Prowareness uses the “cell philosophy”. When a team (cell) reaches a certain size, it’s divided into two. This ensures the separate teams preserve a maintainable size and further growth is stimulated.

Prowareness has formed its culture along the way and it appears to be a culture with lots of differences compared to traditional organizations. People that enter our office feel this culture right away and are sometimes surprised and intrigued by our approach.

The Prowareness culture is based on 7 values:
·        Teamwork
·        Continuous learning
·        Energy & craziness
·        Commitment
·        Ambition
·        Openness and transparency
·        Integrity

Undoubtedly, Prowareness is the most Agile company in the Netherlands. Yes, this is a bold statement. A statement that asks for a more detailed description. Therefore we will write a series of blog posts about our culture. Hereby culture is considered a result of the present mindset, behavior and skills. The areas by which a culture can be influenced are symbols, power structures, organizational structure, control systems, rituals and stories. We will describe the supporting activities and practices Prowareness uses to foster the values.

This second blog post will be about the cultural value ‘Continuous learning’.

The Prowareness Culture - Teamwork

Door: Barry Overeem, Marten Meij, Stephan Vlieland,  19-05-2016
Onderwerp: Cultuur  

Prowareness is a coaching & consultancy firm with distributed Agile teams located in India. We help organizations transform into software-driven responsive enterprises. In the past few years Prowareness has been growing rapidly. To enable and harness this growth Prowareness uses the “cell philosophy”. When a team (cell) reaches a certain size, it’s divided into two. This ensures the separate teams preserve a maintainable size and further growth is stimulated.

Prowareness has formed its culture along the way and it appears to be a culture with lots of differences compared to traditional organizations. People that enter our office feel this culture right away and are sometimes surprised and intrigued by our approach.

The Prowareness culture is based on 7 values: Teamwork
·        Continuous learning
·        Energy & craziness
·        Commitment
·        Ambition
·        Openness and transparency
·        Integrity

Undoubtedly, Prowareness is the most Agile company in the Netherlands. Yes, this is a bold statement. A statement that asks for a more detailed description.Therefore we will write a series of blog posts about our culture. Hereby culture is considered a result of the present mindset, behavior and skills. The areas by which a culture can be influenced are symbols, power structures, organizational structure, control systems, rituals and stories. We will describe the supporting activities and practices Prowareness uses to foster the values.

This first blog post will be about the cultural value ‘Teamwork’.