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Find inspiration, and learn about our experience, through the best articles on Agility, Digitalization and High Performance.
27 January 2021

Business Agility Grows in a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility

Building a culture of freedom and responsibility where agile values thrive and flow is a journey of discovery and iteration. Whenever we start working with an […]
20 January 2021

OKR – The Key to Agile Strategic Synchronization

First things first: This article is about strategy. The choices we make are the very core of strategy; therefore we will start with challenging ourselves to […]
9 December 2020

High Performance Education
Lessons from those crazy little people

This article is different. It’s different from what we have published so far in our blog, yet it captures the spirit of all our articles of […]
1 December 2020

Coaching for High Performance: Leaders develop leaders

Inspired by Fujio Cho, I learned from Toyota’s leaders their model of high performance coaching. The model is based on the core principle of leadership development […]
25 November 2020

The Customer is Boss

When A.G. Lafley became the CEO of Procter and Gamble, he sent a strong message to his direct team and to the whole organization strategy: he […]
16 November 2020

On a creative Agile enterprise

Innovating and adapting permanently to improve customer satisfaction. This is the organizational capability that empowers companies to lead the future. For responding to changing market and […]
10 November 2020
ActioGlobal

FLOW, the Kick of High-Performance

Let’s illustrate how High Performance Organizations should NOT be like. The curtain opens… …teams working on repetitive, mechanized tasks, with predictable results, no collaboration between departments, […]
30 October 2020

On leaders: once upon a time there was human resources

Let’s talk about human and team development and (Agile) talent, work culture, the mission of work, and how leaders behave within HPOs (High Performance Organizations). These […]
23 October 2020
ActioGlobal

Hansei
Driving self-reflection and Agile transformation

Paradigms simply are psychological patterns, models, maps that help us not to lose direction in our life. Our paradigms can be useful and helps us develop […]
20 October 2020
ActioGlobal Consultoría de estrategia

The seven deadly sins
in strategic planning

A.G Lafley has been recognized as the most successful CEO in the history of Procter&Gamble. At the beginning of all strategic renewal processes, he used to […]
16 October 2020

Focus Your Strategy on Winning

Sometimes we make strategy much more complicated than it really is. This is because we fail to take a holistic view of the strategy in consulting […]
13 October 2020
ActioGlobal

VUCA Environments and how to manage them

It seems incredible that in only four months the world of organizations has changed so much. So much that many companies are questioning their own existence. […]
7 October 2020

Teamwork. Has your company not understood the lesson yet?

Many years ago a school trainer invented a game called boxing basketball to improve teamwork technique. He put a bucket full of boxing gloves in the […]
6 October 2020
ActioGlobal

When Your Agile Routines Are Wasted

It has been frequently reported on the Daily Management System (DMS) routines, and their power for people and teams. Let´s focus in this article one of […]
17 September 2020

The two principles that drive Agility and High Performance

Achieving Agility and High-Performance (both at the same time) has never been the result of a change process, a roadmap, a transformation program or whatever similar […]
15 September 2020
ActioGlobal

Exponential Mindset #SHAPETHENEXT

It’s an exponential world In modern times, we are currently witnessing a steady disappearance of companies one might have thought being in good health. These are […]
11 September 2020
ActioGlobal

Implementing Agile in Production

Implementing Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, 6 Sigma, World Class Manufacturing and even models of excellence such as EFQM have allowed thousands of companies around the world to […]
9 September 2020
ActioGlobal

Lessons from experimenting with Toyota TPS at the Gemba

I’ve been privileged to live and sense the Toyota Gemba many times. At the Toyota Gemba, TPS (Toyota Production System) is the way people ‘think and […]
8 September 2020
ActioGlobal

Takt Time – the customer sets the pace

In their book Lean Thinking, James Womack and Daniel Jones talk about Lean Management as a system based on 5 pillars: Every single pillar is, more […]
4 September 2020
ActioGlobal

Learning Organizations are High Performance Organizations

I recently ran into someone I’ve known for years. She is the director of Human Resources of an important company that is engaged in manufacturing and […]
2 September 2020
ActioGlobal

The courage to give up

«Resilience is the ability to recover from setbacks, adapt well to change and keep going or choose to give up in the face of adversity, so […]
2 September 2020
ActioGlobal

OKR: the formula of Agile organizations

Until the introduction of Agile, experience had taught us that the traditional methods for managing objectives did not deliver the expected results. At the same time, […]
28 August 2020
ActioGlobal

Teamwork techniques

Together we are strong – a plea for teamwork Hardly anyone doubts that teamwork techniques are important. However, we cannot claim that everyone knows how to […]
25 August 2020

Toyota in Five Verses of High-Performance

For months I´ve wanted to share one of the latest messages that Akio Toyoda, President of Toyota, addressed to everyone in his organization. Now at last, […]
21 August 2020

Deliver value to your customers: innovation and service

Organizations all too often decide first what their business strategy to create value will be. That is, what markets they will focus on and what products […]
18 August 2020
comunicación efectiva

High-Performance Communication: The 4 C’s to achieve it

No matter what approach or size an organization has, communication is often singled out as an area for organizational improvement on the way to High-Performance. Strangely […]
14 August 2020
ActioGlobal

Gemba or accelerating collective innovation

In High-Performance Organizations, leaders share their working time together with the people (employees, teams) at the place where they create value for other people (customers). That […]
13 August 2020

Radical Candor: High-Performance Feedback

Throughout history we have evolved and survived as humanity, lived in society, worked in groups, discovered how to overcome our limits, and reached common goals. Being […]
11 August 2020

High-Performance Healthcare; high quality healthcare

Healthcare – like many other sectors – is in a process of transformation. A social transformation that has an impact on culture, systems and the use […]
6 August 2020
ActioGlobal

Culture Eats Artificial Intelligence for Breakfast

Artificial intelligence (AI) is gaining importance, and along with its development, there is a democratization of its use in organizations.  For more and more companies, artificial […]
4 August 2020
Desarrollo, Liderazgo

Develop Leadership in Your Company. Start a tranformation

«An extremely rare asset in today´s business is leadership. A leadership capable of transforming organizations the sustainable way to win in an increasingly competitive and changing […]
29 July 2020

The Toyota Way

The Toyota Way: the secret of a High-Performance Organization A High-Performance Organization continuously achieves maximum customer satisfaction, delivering financial and non-financial results. This Toyota Way is […]
28 July 2020
ActioGlobal

Outcome-driven teams: the power that outperforms hierarchy

Modern times require the revision of organization charts as well as a reshaping of the way of working into outcome-driven teams The predictable and linear setting […]
24 July 2020
ActioGlobal

Talents and the high price of not recognizing them

Waste of talents: «We already pay you for doing what you have to do». For how many times have we heard this phrase in our organizations? […]
23 July 2020
ActioGlobal

High Performance Organization – what does it mean?

A High Performance Organization is, in the first place, agile and achieves both financial and non-financial results far superior to those of the benchmarks in their […]
21 July 2020
ActioGlobal

Building the «Agile Organization» – Don’t imitate. Innovate.

Agile organization? Tribes, guilds, squads… without any doubt the organization map of an «Agile company» shows some patterns that clearly reveal its nature. However, it has […]
15 July 2020
ActioGlobal Consulting

The Revolution of the Organizations: a reflection on the Future of Work

History has always been a history of revolutions. Welcome to the revolution of the organizations. According to Satya Nadella, the current market does not respect tradition; what […]
6 April 2020
ActioGlobal

Results and actions

With disruptive changes the results we achieve depend on what we do. What we do depends on how we see the world around us So, how […]
31 March 2020

5S For Home Office: a TPS Inspired Operating System For Remote Work

The 5 principles for remote teams: Those of you familiar with the Lean community of practice know a “tool” referred to as 5S; commonly undertaken as […]
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