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We Need a Revolution
In working with special weapons and tactics (SWAT) teams across the country, I’m impressed with their approach to values: it is usually bottom up and focused on decision making. If a person talking to a hostage taker doesn’t make decisions in the same way as a person looking at the situation through the rifle scope, lives can be lost. In most SWAT teams I’ve seen, each member holds everyone else accountable for the values, regardless of rank.Here’s what’s coming to a tribe near you. First, people will focus on actionable learning by testing assumption using Scrum processes: defining done, working in short bursts, performing retros to learn lessons and translating these into working agreements for future iterations. For this to work the culture within the tribe needs to focus on core values as the determiner of action. When these three come together, learning is hardwired into the group, and requires no pushing, incentives or nagging to get people to acquire and use new information. Best practices will be invented, shared, refined and retransmitted in real time. Dave Logan is co-founder of CultureSync, a management consulting firm specializing in cultural change, executive coaching and strategy. He can be reached at editor@CLOmedia.com.
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