Tag: Responsibility

The Logic of Agility

When peo­ple talk about agili­ty, some rave about cus­tomer ori­en­ta­tion and speed, while oth­ers invoke the self-orga­ni­za­tion and auton­o­my of the team. Most­ly these and some oth­er con­cepts float more or less inco­her­ent­ly in a mys­ti­cal cloud around the cen­tral con­cept of agili­ty. An attempt to put these ideas into a log­i­cal context.

Boy Scouts and Coffee Kitchen Officers

Per­son­al­ized respon­si­bil­i­ty in the form of a “sin­gle wringable neck” is the means of choice when it comes to reli­ably shap­ing coop­er­a­tion in orga­ni­za­tions. With each such role, how­ev­er, the lev­el of orga­nized irre­spon­si­bil­i­ty increases.