Agile Culture Code

Agile Culture Code

by Dr. Stefanie Puckett

At the heart of each agile organization are the people - the individuals and teams - and the way they work. This is where agility happens. But how exactly?

Looking at agile organizations through the lens of decades of psychological research, a common denominator in their organizational culture emerges: the Agile Culture Code. The T E C model provides an actionable framework of the nine key elements for agility.

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Dr. Stefanie Puckett
Dr. Stefanie Puckett
Agile Culture Code

Insights from Psychology

Backed by decades of psychological research and insights from agile transformations, the Agile Culture Code reveals the pitfalls and conditions of successful agile working.

A Culture Framework for Agility

The T E C model provides a framework for a way of working that supports agility in the organization. It reveals the cornerstones and pillars that enable agility on the individual, the team, and the organizational level.
With the right levers and behavioral hacks every company can transform their way of working to be able to hit the balls future throws at us.

Hidden Impediments and Key Measures

The survey reveals your organization's strengths, but also weaknesses and blind spots that hinder successful agile working. It identifies organizational and behavioral impediments and provides an orientation to navigate through culture change.

The Agile Culture Code

T E C Model – Psychology for Agility

Based on psychological research and agile transformation insights, the Agile Culture Code reveals the underlying nine key elements of agility in organizations. The T E C model provides leaders and teams with a clear and compelling framework that helps to identify blind spots and levers for change.

It is the behavior and interaction of individuals and teams that make agility happen. It is the culture – biggest hurdle and at the same time biggest lever for transformation. A potential that can be activated by organizations, teams, and individuals.

Agile Culture Code Assessment

An organization's purpose is to enable people to use their strengths to sense and rapidly adapt to change to add value for customers. Psychology shows how: With Transparency, Empowerment and Collaboration.

Stefanie Puckett

Sample Survey Items

People on all levels have access to the information they need to think strategically.
Employees are able to experiment in their job.
People get rewarded for the knowledge they share rather than the knowledge they have.
It is communicated what the company is trying to achieve with every initiative.
In the team, we can take strategic decisions autonomously.
We have the flexibility to utilize our strengths and/or talents.
There are measures and feedback loops in place to see what difference implemented changes make.
Employees can act like entrepreneurs in their jobs.
We reflect our work and our behavior.

Sample Survey Items

People on all levels have access to the information they need to think strategically.

Employees are able to experiment in their job.

People get rewarded for the knowledge they share rather than the knowledge they have.
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Measure your culture against the Agile Culture Code and deduct actionable insights.

Leverage insights from Psychology to understand the logic behind agile culture, and culture transformation for a way forward.

Identify the hidden impediments in your current situation and the levers for change.

Gain insights at team, program and organizational levels and benchmark your Way of Working against other organizations in your industry.

Measure your culture against the Agile Culture Code and deduct actionable insights.

Leverage insights from Psychology to understand the logic behind agile culture, and culture transformation for a way forward.

Identify the hidden impediments in your current situation and the levers for change.

Gain insights at team, program and organizational levels and benchmark your Way of Working against other organizations in your industry.

Dr. Stefanie Puckett

Dr. Stefanie Puckett

Psychologist

As a Psychologist, Dr. Puckett accompanies leaders, teams and companies on their journey to realizing their potential since more than fifteen years. She worked in Germany, Switzerland and the US, for several consulting companies, a fortune 500 company, and owned her own business.

Her articles have been published in numerous trade journals and management outlets. Her books, including “The Agile Culture Code” and “Agile Leadership – Leadership Competencies for the Agile Transformation” help leaders, teams and organizations around the globe to utilize psychological insights and eye-opening observations to transform their way of working.

Stefanie founded Psychology4Agility and works as consultant and coach with her clients on leadership, personal and organizational development. She speaks internationally and provides online psychological education for Agile Coaches and change leaders.

Dr. Puckett can be reached here.

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