“Structure Drives Behaviour” – Introducing the Minimum Viable Organisation

Session Type: Presentation

Track: People and Culture

Host: Jeremy Renwick

The evidence that “structure drives behaviour” is all around us e.g quarterly reporting driving short-termism and hierarchical organisations focused on delighting senior executives rather than customers or citizens. 

Unless organisational structures are changed any transformation or cultural change will not last; the old ways will re-assert themselves. 

The imperative to move to Agile organisations is now acute; existing organisations are being undermined by new entrants, new entrants struggle to scale in a way that maintains their ethos.  The stresses and strains caused by these struggles have a very human cost in health and well-being. 

What’s needed is a generic Agile organisational structure to replace the traditional hierarchy.  One that genuinely enables and empowers people. 

Jeremy will outline his ideas on what he is calling the “Minimum Viable Organisation”.  An organisation that is designed to “minimise damage to people and cost” and can react quickly to our increasingly unpredictable world.

Jeremy has been part of and led teams that deliver technology-enabled business change for over 30 years; from the world’s first electronic banking system to the digital transformation of criminal justice in England and Wales.  

He founded Agilesphere in 2013 with the vision to build a long-lived truly Agile consultancy that helps organisations with their Agile/Digital transformation and provides a platform for Agile people to realise their value.