How do we "energize" our Scaling Agility efforts?

Siraj Sirajuddin / Jun 16, 2023

I have often noticed that large-scale change efforts, including Scaling Agility, are boring and lack Energy!

Creating and maintaining a sense of excitement and energy when scaling agility can help improve productivity, collaboration, and overall performance. Here are some ideas to consider:

Create a sense of purpose: Help employees understand the importance of their work and how it contributes to the organization's overall mission and objectives. This can help to increase their motivation and sense of purpose.

Provide opportunities for growth: Scaling agility can create new opportunities for employees to learn and develop new skills. Offer training and coaching to help employees improve their abilities and advance their careers.

Celebrate successes: Recognize and celebrate successes, both big and small, to help build a positive and supportive culture. This can help to increase employees' sense of accomplishment and pride in their work.

Foster a collaborative environment: Collaboration is essential to agile practices, so create an environment that encourages teamwork and communication. Encourage employees to share ideas and work together to solve problems.

Empower employees: Give employees the autonomy and authority to make decisions and take ownership of their work. This can help to increase their sense of responsibility and engagement.

Encourage work-life balance: Scaling agility can be demanding, so it's important to encourage work-life balance to prevent burnout. Offer flexible work arrangements, such as remote work or flexible hours, to help employees manage their work and personal lives.

By implementing these strategies, you can help increase your employees' energy and engagement when scaling agility. Remember that it's important to continually assess and adjust your approach based on employee and stakeholder feedback.

Above all, I would like you to focus on the quality of communication in every interaction/meeting/email. 


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