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2008-04-17

Agile / Lean or Common Sense and Permission To Change?

Rob Bieber - Agile / Lean or Common Sense and Permission To Change?:

"What Semler’s story shows me is that if people are given the freedom to work the way that is most effective, they will. More than that, if you invest in them with trust, they will want to do these things as their commitment to the company will obviously go up based on how they feel they are treated.

Semler uses a key phrase throughout his books that is repeated over and over. “Treat people like adults”. Semco, Toyota, Amazon and Google seem to do a really good job at this, as I’m sure most high functioning companies do."

Thu, 17 Apr 2008 12:32:13 +0000