Agile Event Session

Teal Enough: Tales from a small company trying to grow, retain culture and be Agile

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Abstract/Description

The Lithespeed team first read Frederic Laloux’s “Reinventing Organizations” in 2015. We immediately said ‘Hell yes, we are doing this – we should never work any other way!’ Fast forward 4 years, a couple conference presentations and a lot of trial and error.

On our journey to Teal, we have undergone many transitions. We will share some of our challenges moving towards a deeper teal culture and our goal of developing tools for creating a system of organizational development and self-management. We will share our real-world experience using distributed decision making and organizational structure, self-management for the whole organization, People Operations, peer to peer feedback/engagement/performance reviews, financial transparency, open salaries, managing the business, and giving voice to the organization.

We came to Agile2018 and spoke on this topic – suggesting that instead of listening to someone who has just read the book you should come listen to our ‘No BS’ account. We walked away from our session with your feedback and some new ideas and spent a year doubling down on our commitment to a ‘teal’ workplace. Some might say we aren’t there yet…our response? We are ‘teal enough’!

Attendees will leave with an understanding of People Operations and Teal Organizational Models, as well as specific tactics we used and what went well.

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