Adaptive Organisation: Business agility at every scale

Up and down the Deliberately Adaptive Organisation

Due Autumn 2022

What every leader needs to know about organising for adaptability at scale:

  • Integrating strategy, delivery, and trust-building
  • Between scales as well as across them
  • Self-management, self-organisation, self-development
  • Co-creation, sensemaking, and generativity
 

Module #4 of an integrated programme centred on leadership, strategy, and outcomes

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“Very practical, highly participative – learning by doing. I can see so many opportunities to use the approach and tools in my work”

“You inspired people and got them talking – couldn’t have asked for more”

“Combines concepts I previously found challenging in a way that not only makes sense but is highly useful”

“I left motivated and confident enough to try these exercises the next day”

“Expertly and confidently helps you learn how to get from strategy to execution and back again”

“Intensely practical with solid theoretical foundations”

Overview (provisional)

Six chapters:

  1. Introduction: When three times three makes six
  2. Delivery, Discovery, and Renewal 
  3. Adaptive Strategy
  4. Mutual Trust Building
  5. Between and across Scales: From Value Streams to Strategy Networks
  6. Self-Management, Self-Organisation, and Self-Development

Corresponding to chapters 2, 3, and 4, three commitments:

  1. Sensemaking: To make the best sense we can of every new challenge
  2. Co-creation: To keep finding better options, together
  3. Mutuality: To build trust in every direction

 And globally:

  1. Curiosity: To ask better questions
  2. Generativity: To create more ideas than we consume
  3. Consent:  To celebrate the agency and ingenuity of others

 The Deliberately Adaptive Organisation is powered by these great models:

  • Viable System Model, Stafford Beer’s classic model for all organisations that have the drive to “meet the demands of surviving in the changing environment”; here it is the framework within which the other models and tools are integrated
  • Agendashift, the wholehearted, outcome-oriented engagement model; Leading with Outcomes’ main source
  • Sociocracy (aka Dynamic Governance, Circular Hierarchy) – purposeful collaboration and self-governance at every scale
  • Lean-Agile (“Lean and Agile celebrated both separately and together”) and friends
  • Objectives and Key Results (OKR) – the strategy deployment framework pioneered at Intel and employed at Google and elsewhere
  • The Deliberately Developmental Organisation, Robert Kegan & Lisa Laskow Lahey’s model for building organisations that align personal and organisational growth
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Learning by doing:

  • You'll be developing strategy yourself while learning how strategy works as a participatory process
  • With each successive module you'll be gaining fluency in the language of outcomes, learning a range of tools you can use every day
  • Along the way, plenty of opportunity to reflect on your organisation and your relationship with it

What sets us apart – the fundamentals

Three principles guide everything we do:

  • Keep asking the agreement on outcomes question:
    What if we put agreement on outcomes ahead of solutions?
  • Keep bringing outcomes to the foreground
  • Keep finding new places for strategy to happen

For the big strategy occasions, for those everyday interactions, and for everything in between, we help leaders at all levels put those principles into practice:

  • Having the kinds of conversations that too often get missed
  • Working backwards from key moments of impact and learning
  • Engaging with their organisations in all of their complexity

Is this for me?

If any of these apply:

  • You're a leader in a transforming organisation
  • You desire change and want it approached in the right way
  • You aspire to leadership 
  • You have something to contribute to the strategy process 
  • You support others in that journey
Yes, I'm in!

Brought to you by Agendashift Academy co-founder and three-time author Mike Burrows

 Mike's pioneering work in the pursuit of the wholehearted and deliberately adaptive organisation brings a needs-based and outcome-oriented perspective to leadership, strategy, and transformation.

Mike has real-world experience as a global leader in world-class organisations and clients in government, finance, industry, and the not-for-profit sectors.

Be part of something bigger

Included in your subscription: all four modules of Leading with Outcomes, the Agendashift Academy’s core curriculum. Take them at your own pace and join a growing community of leaders in transforming organisations who are learning to put outcomes before solutions.

The modules in recommended order:

  1. Leading with Outcomes: Foundation
  2. Inside-out Strategy: Fit for maximum impact
  3. Outside-in Strategy: Positioned for success
  4. Adaptive Organisation: Business agility at every scale (from autumn 2022)

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Choose below from plans for businesses and individuals, each with yearly and monthly options.

If you aren’t completely satisfied with Leading with Outcomes, just cancel your subscription before the end of your trial period.

Agendashift for Individuals

€290 + VAT

Yearly (most popular)

  • Access all video content and supporting materials for Leading with Outcomes
  • Invitation to our community on Circle
  • Two one-hour Ask Me Anything sessions per month
  • Access to resources – worksheets, templates, infographics, and more
  • Watch on your laptop, phone, or tablet
  • 7-day free trial

Exclusive benefits

  • Access to all event and conference recordings
  • 25% discount on public workshops and coaching services
  • 50% discount on Agendashift conferences
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  • Access all video content and supporting materials for Leading with Outcomes
  • Invitation to our community on Circle
  • Two one-hour Ask Me Anything sessions per month
  • Access to resources – worksheets, templates, infographics, and more
  • Watch on your laptop, phone or tablet
  • 7-day free trial
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Up and down your transforming organisation, people learning to lead with outcomes. Easy and cost-effective access for every leader and aspiring leader in your business, with benefits not available to individual subscribers.

Agendashift for Business

€6,900 + VAT

Yearly subscription

  • Immediate savings from just 24 active members per business
  • Up to 2,500 active members per business
  • 40% discount on all private workshops, assessment services, coaching, and consulting services
  • Access all video content and supporting materials for Leading with Outcomes
  • Invitation for active members to join our community on Circle
  • Two one-hour Ask Me Anything sessions per month
  • Access to resources – worksheets, templates, infographics, and more
  • Watch on your laptop, phone or tablet
  • Customer representative onboarding
  • Preferential access to the authorised trainer and facilitator programmes

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  • Access to all event and conference recordings
  • Invitation to join a private company community space in Circle
  • Quarterly calls with a success manager
  • Free access to Agendashift conferences
  • Priority support
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Agendashift for Business

€690 + VAT

Monthly subscription

  • Immediate savings from just 24 active members per business
  • Up to 500 active members per business
  • 25% discount on all private workshops, assessment services, coaching, and consulting services
  • Access to all video content and supporting materials for Leading with Outcomes
  • Invitation for active members to join our community on Circle
  • Two one-hour Ask Me Anything sessions per month
  • Access to resources – worksheets, templates, infographics, and more
  • Customer representative onboarding
  • 75% discount on Agendashift conferences
  • Watch on your laptop, phone or tablet
  • 7-day free trial
  • Preferential access to the authorised trainer and facilitator programmes
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