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Ep. 87: 90% of your workforce doesn't give a crap


The episode tackles the challenge of workforce disengagement in Agile or digital transformations, emphasizing that a motivating work environment and employee well-being are crucial, and that disengagement often indicates deeper organizational issues that leaders must address.

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In this episode of Definitely Maybe Agile, Peter Maddison and Dave Sharrock delve into a common dilemma faced by many organizations: why should they invest in Agile or digital transformation if their workforce lacks interest in it? They discuss the importance of creating an engaging, fulfilling, and motivating work environment, pointing out that disengagement is often a sign of deeper issues within the organization. Leaders must prioritize their employees' well-being to avoid a downward spiral.

This week's takeaways:

  • Understand the system, don't blame the people
  • Environment determines commitment
  • Clear and aligned incentive drives behaviour and reinforced by structure

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