AFH 046: Agile Organizational Change with Doc Norton [PODCAST]

Michael “Doc” Norton (@docondev) joined me (@RyanRipley) to discuss Organizational Change, Mindset Shifts, and Product Centric Organizations.

Doc Norton Presenting at The Path to Agility Conference – Copyright COHAA

Doc is passionate about working with teams to improve delivery and building great organizations. Working with a wide range of companies such as Groupon, Nationwide Insurance, Belly, and many others, Doc has applied tenants of agile, lean, systems thinking, and servant leadership to develop highly effective cultures and drastically improve their ability to deliver valuable software and products.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The building blocks of a knowledge based culture
  • How mindset shift at the leadership level happen
  • Why product-centric is the new hierarchy
  • What to do tomorrow to help deliver more value to your organization

Links from the show:

This book will help you implement successful change and bypass change resistance by co-creating change. The book will do that through examples of how innovative practices can dramatically improve the success of change programs. These practices combine ideas from the Agile, Lean Startup, change management, organizational development and psychology communities. This book will change how you think about change

Click here to purchase on Amazon.

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Want to hear another podcast about the agile mindset? — Listen to my conversation with Zach Bonaker, Diane Zajac-Woodie, and Amitai Schlair on episode 39. We discuss growing an agile practice and how coaches help create the environments where agile ideas can flourish.

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