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The behavior power circle

By on September 7, 2016

Levin’s equation says BEHAVIOR == PERSON x ENVIRONMENT The environment includes structure, culture etc This means that the Structures you create drives the behaviors you see in an organization And vice versa behaviors in their own way defines … invisible

What tend go wrong with risks

By on September 1, 2016

Do we have a tendency to look at too many small risks and not just one big one? Two things that I often observe to go wrong with risks. There is a natural tendency to do the easy, least risky

Agile Evolution

By on May 6, 2016

More and more … … at the individual and team level, agile is about creating an environment where everyone has the freedom to perform and the opportunity to contribute … at the organizational level, agile is about minimizing wasted opportunities,

Playing with New Year Principles

By on January 1, 2016

Playing with new year principles What is, is. What comes, comes. Do what you have to do, so you can do what you want. It takes freedom to maneuver, it takes extra/free/… strength to stay free Your are where you

Happy New Year!

By on December 30, 2015

Dear all, As an experiment I tried posting on LinkedIn – see “Happy New Year! Think different and break free” by @mortenelvang on @LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/happy-new-year-think-different-break-free-morten-elvang Happy New Year! Br, Morten  

Some comments to ‘Uber moments’

By on December 4, 2015

A colleague shared this on LinkedIn yesterday: http://uk.businessinsider.com/ex-barclays-boss-anthony-jenkins-on-fintech-and-bankings-uber-moment-2015-11 Just a few quotes pulled out – phrases bolded by me: The big question, as Jenkins points out, is whether these huge institutions can move fast enough to get ahead of the

HBR on why organizations don’t learn

By on November 29, 2015

Super article in HBR Nov-2015 by Francesca Gino and Bradley Staats: Why organizations don’t learn. Our traditional obsessions – success, taking action, fitting in, and relying on experts – undermine continuous improvement Some highlights … Bias towards success Challenges: Fear

Good news! Sandals and Hawaii shirts not required

By on November 27, 2015

This may be good news to some. To change your ways or working and improve your innovation powers, requires more than endorsing sandals and Hawaii shirts in the corporate environment. It’s about finding news ways of acting that don’t get

Black market for common sense

By on November 26, 2015

In any system that doesn’t make sense you will find a black market for common sense. People who try to get the job done, not because of the system, but inspite of the system. A shadow image of this is

Xmas 2.0

By on November 20, 2015

This is a true story. Little Peter was writing his list of wishes for Christmas and made sure that everything he could possibly imagine and some more got onto the list. In good time Peter mailed his list to Father