“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle
Organizational culture is very much a hot phrase right now. And virtue plays a pivotal role in ensuring that workplace cultures excel. At Blended Perspectives, we see a lot of similarities between virtue and Agile thinking. In fact we think virtue means Agile for an organization’s culture.
It turns out that we aren’t alone in this thinking! This Harvard Business Review article highlights many of the facets of the best practices in a sustainably agile organization: https://hbr.org/2016/04/corporate-ethics-cant-be-reduced-to-compliance.
In fact the following quote, makes it appear as if Virtue means Agile. “Virtues are best encouraged through questions and discussions rather than through statements and proclamations. In other words, we learn ethics in conversation with others.” As we all know, Agile has the same principles!
In conclusion, virtues permeate the broader organizational culture and define “the way things are done around here.” An Agile orientated culture will also do exactly that. All of this, in addition to best setting up your organization to excel in its marketplace!
For an entire workforce to be moving in unison is a force that’s very strong. Much moreso than a narrow focus on following rules.
If you wish to discover more about the world of Agile, then contact us today!
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