Kaizen Camp™ is an unconference. It’s about learning, creating, and building value by discussing Lean Principles, Deming, real-world stories, and the impacts of collaboration and respect in the workplace.
I will be pitching, “Lean Management: 4 Principles & 5 Traits for Designing Adaptive Teams”
(or, A Grand Unified Theory of Organizational Asskickery)
Over the last decade, lean organizations are learning to not only survive, but thrive, in the hyper-competitive global marketplace (every douchey HBR article & business management book is required to start with that sentence fragment), because we have discovered that shared and collaborative teams, rather than heroic or authoritarian management, is what unlocks the potential of a creative, agile teams capable of rapidly adapting to market conditions and pivot quickly to exploit new opportunities for delivering customer value.
In an either spectacularly awesome or epic failure of a mashup talk drawing from cybernetics, Argyris’ single and double loop learning, lean, and design thinking, I will show how each of these tribes informed & inspired the other, seek a reconciliation (or synthesis), and finally discuss my experience presenting four principles for designing empowered, agile teams, and what I see as the five traits of high performing lean teams as well as show how adopting some of these ideas have led to market and organizational success.
Who should attend
So, anyone interested in:
- exploring the future of work,
- creating businesses that are sustainable and profitable in the modern economy
- finding ways to innovate while busy,
- finding ways to better manage extremely overloaded scheduled,
- finding better ways to manage projects,
- being able to better balance work, family, and other commitments,
- better estimating, budgeting, and investor relations,
- exploring what comes after Agile, Six Sigma, Scrum or any other buzz word,
- better means of learning …
- (to name a few)
Join us November 13-14 for Kaizen Camp NYC.