What benefits result when an organisation practices valuing diversity, equity, and inclusion? When we first looked into writing this article, we needed to do a deeper dive into the basic difference between equality and equity. We understand what diversity and inclusion are of course. However, we still feel there needs to be further education with…Continue readingBusiness is better when it focuses on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
INTRODUCTION “A diverse set of thoughts, backgrounds, and perspectives is just good business. One of the primary benefits of agility is constant feedback loops and collaboration. Without creating the environment and taking deliberate steps to incorporate diversity of thoughts and opinions, it’s a missed opportunity to improve employee engagement and build a better product or…Continue readingWhy Diverse Thought and Identities are Crucial to Agile Teams
Before we discuss four top traits for an Agile leader, first let’s discuss psychological safety. It’s the fundamental construct that all team members must have (Agile or not) and it starts with the foundations laid out by organisation leaders. PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFTEY AND INCLUSION in AGILE TEAMS One of THE most important aspects of the modern…Continue readingFour Top Traits for an Agile Leader
Adopting the Agile ways of working is difficult because it requires a change in mindset and behaviour. As a start, the Agile Manifesto is almost always used to showcase what is needed at a basic level. Those familiar with it will quickly resonate with the emphasis on customer focus, output orientation, adaptability in a volatile…Continue readingCultural Influences on Agile Adoption
As COVID-19 continues to decimate the world in 2021, it’s important, now more than ever, to remind ourselves how impactful COVID-19 is playing on minorities and in the context of Diversity and Inclusion. We are are looking back at this special episode from The Backlog podcast. Listen in Apple podcasts In this episode of The…Continue readingDiversity & Inclusion during COVID-19
In this interview we sit down with Lené Marx. Lené leads our People & Culture division at ADAPTOVATE. People & Culture is one of our most important functions for ADAPTOVATE and we pride ourselves on being best in class as place to work for our employees. Thanks for speaking with us today Lené. Before we…Continue readingInterview with Lené Marx – our People & Culture lead.
March is all about the world of engineering, and celebrating it’s contributions.March 1 – National Engineering Day in Canada (and month)March 4 – World Engineering Day Earlier this year we were delighted to welcome Karen Chan, as senior consultant to our Canadian office. Karen’s background in engineering has led her to an impressive list of…Continue readingINTERVIEW: Karen Chan
What have you put in your kitbag of tools to drive team culture this year that will help with 2021? So many things have been learnt this year. One of the great challenges during the pandemic, and the resulting work culture shifts, has been how to keep your team culture not only surviving, but thriving.…Continue readingThe kitbag of driving team culture in 2021.
Start with this question. – DO YOU NEED TO IMPROVE YOUR WORKPLACE GENDER EQUALITY? You would have had to be living under a rock not to have International Women’s Day stories coming at you for the past week. (ADAPTOVATE included.) That’s a good thing. While ADAPTOVATE support equality every day, we all need a push…Continue reading7 things your organization can do now to accelerate gender equality in the work place.
To celebrate INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY on March 8, it’s important to think about the women who have inspired us along the way, and share that inspiration. The trailblazers who have paved the way towards improved equality for women around the world. #eachforequal So we asked some of our ADAPTOVATE team this question: If you could…Continue readingWhat do these women have in common? Diana Nyad, JK Rowling, Katherine Johnson, Yalda Hakim, Joan of Arc, Harriet Tubman
We are really happy this year to have welcomed to our US head office, D. Ray Freeman as our Project Lead. Ray has worked in the Agile industry for nearly 20 years with clients from Fortune 100 to start-ups. In celebration of black history month, we sat down with Ray to get to know him…Continue readingINTERVIEW: D. Ray Freeman – February 2020