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Build Back Better Masterclasses

2020 – it’s been a tough year for everyone.  But some companies have not only responded to uncertainty – they’ve thrived. We believe NZ businesses can ‘Build Back Better’ by using 2020 as a learning opportunity for embracing adaptability

To close the year with a growth mindset, we are sharing some of the key practices we have used to help our clients succeed in 2020 over four one-day masterclasses.

Adaptive Ways of Working - Embedding Pragmatic Agile Tools & Mindsets

Facilitator: Kacper Mazek

Cost: $495 per person

Date: Thursday 18th March 9 am – 5 pm

Location: Cliftons – Level 4, 45 Queen Street, Auckland CBD

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You have experience with agile ways of working and are now wanting to know how to embed this in your organisation programmatically. The number one thing we have seen from our work this year is to succeed in building an adaptive culture, leaders need to know how to balance pragmatism and deep expertise. This is especially true when looking at organisational agility which spans Marketing, Finance and HR.

Join us on this one-day masterclass where Kacper Mazek, Principal at Radically shares his experiences and approach to taking a balanced and pragmatic approach to embedding adaptive ways of working across organisations. 

An organisation’s culture is strongly impacted by its ways of working. It is, therefore, critical to design ways of working that supports your organisation’s unique culture and journey. 

In this one-day masterclass, we will explore:

  • What is at the core of adaptive organisations
  • Pragmatic mindsets and tools to support team, department and organisational agility
  • Approach to sustainable transformation: pull-based approach and implementation map
  • Application of agile in the business and corporate parts of the organisation (Marketing, HR, Finance, etc.)

This masterclass is for leaders and managers that are interested in bringing adaptive ways of working into their teams, departments and functions, or leaders that are tasked with driving cultural and ways of working change in their organisations.

Adaptive Planning & Governance - Big Room Planning and Supportive Governance

Facilitator: Matthew Laing

Cost: $495 per person

Date: Wednesday 9th December 9 am – 5 pm

Location: Cliftons – Level 4, 45 Queen Street, Auckland CBD

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How can you ensure all your people are aligned to your company plans in a modern, collaborative way?  

A popular and successful practice we have been applying is planning and governance aligned to a quarterly rhythm. Think of it as running your business in quarterly iterations, with an aligned vision and the people doing the work shaping the plan.  

Big Room Planning is a critically important technique many modern organisations use to transparently review, plan and prioritise work for the next quarter. Radically has run Big Room Planning for many companies throughout NZ, including nearly 600 people over a three-day BRP session. 

Matthew Laing will teach you how to implement Big Room Planning and associated governance cycles in your organisation. You will learn how to apply an adaptive way of planning, prioritising and governing work across your organisation. This one-day masterclass will focus on:

  • Building blocks of adaptive planning and governance
  • What is Big Room Planning and how to run this event
  • Prioritisation in an adaptive organisation
  • The balance of Autonomy and Accountability
  • What is good governance and how it creates high-performing teams
  • Impediments forum and the role leadership plays in supporting organisational change

Adaptive Structures - Modern Operating Models

Facilitator: Dan Teo

Cost: $495 per person

Date: Thursday 10th December 9 am – 5 pm

Location: Cliftons – Level 4, 45 Queen Street, Auckland CBD

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The environment in which organisations are operating in today is complex, uncertain and rapidly changing. Yet the way in which we have structured our businesses has been relatively fixed and constant. 

The only way companies can keep up is to regularly re-structure to re-align their organisational to the needs of a rapidly changing marketplace. There is however a better way – an adaptive, flexible and evolving organisational structure. 

In this one-day masterclass we explore:

  • Emerging and popular adaptive structures and models being adopted by some of the world’s leading organisations, including Holacracy, Sociocracy 2.0, the Spotify model, and Agile at Scale, across both a functional and enterprise scale. 
  • The key Design Principles used
  • The change journey required to succeed
  • Transformation approach, including the pros and cons of a ‘big bang’ approach versus an organic iterative approach.

Adaptive Leadership - The Agile Manager

Facilitator: Edwin Dando

Cost: $495 per person

Date: Friday 11th December 9 am – 5 pm

Location: Radically, 55 High Street, Auckland

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An adaptive organisation is the product of its people’s mindsets. So how do we help people develop an adaptive, growth mindset that enables agility?

Many people have argued that “there are no managers in agile”, but this couldn’t be further from the truth.  Managers play a critical role in organisational agility. It just requires a different mindset and updated management toolkit.

This masterclass helps managers understand how to better support their firms changing culture and ways of working – from “driving results” to designing environments where people can be successful.

You will

  • Learn how to create an environment that empowers your Agile teams to grow and prosper.
  • Understand how to give autonomy balanced with accountability
  • Apply the stances of an agile leader, from directive to facilitative and servant-leader
  • Learn to give honest, impromptu feedback that helps your people grow, along with establishing an environment of openness and trust,
  • Discuss how to use professional coaching skills with direct reports that help them grow.
  • Remove impediments that are slowing your teams down

A reasonable understanding of agile basics along with some experience working in an agile environment is an essential prerequisite.