The things that matter

Nathan Donaldson /
Before I'd heard of organisational democracy, I made several early attempts to include the team in business decisions. Walking to work one day, I thought "Wouldn't it be great if the team got free lunches? They could select a lunch from a range of options, and it would be delivered to the door, free!". Excited about my great ...

Time for the New Zealand Government to step up

Nathan Donaldson /
I clearly remember a meeting I had with a large government agency three years ago. I was explaining how we approached software development, and this was met with ...

Organisational democracy in the Agile business

Nathan Donaldson /
Organisational democracy is a system of organisation that is based on freedom, instead of fear and control. It's about decentralisation rather than being flat. It's about leadership rather ...

The case for organisational democracy

Nathan Donaldson /
Over the past four years we have worked to make our workplace democratic. This is because organisational democracy has helped Agile flourish in our business. In my travels, however, organisational democracy meets with a lot of skepticism - it brings to mind the dysfunctions of our political systems and the spectre of constant voting. To shed some light on organisational ...

Steve Denning - More on why managers hate Agile

Nathan Donaldson /
In his follow up to Why do managers hate Agile Steve Denning hits a real nerve for me. Introducing "A Copernican revolution in management" he draws ...

12 problems your organisation may be facing in your Agile adoption.

Nathan Donaldson /
A couple of weeks ago I was having a coffee with Grant Symons of Better Change. We were talking about Agile, change and leadership. A few days later ...