Challenge the thinking of the industrial revolution and enter the knowledge economy! Much of what you learned in business school is rooted the most deeply held principles of organizational theory. Influenced by Frederick Taylor’s and Max Weber’s powerful ideas, first propounded roughly a century ago, many large businesses still think their organizations should operate like integrated machines comprising working parts that t together seamlessly, like a smoothly running automobile.
Traditional mechanistic approaches to setting up and running organizations slow and restrain the creativity, innovation, and self-organization that mindful agile practices unleash. Healthy agile teams demonstrate a presence that can only be achieved through union of the heart, mind and body. Providing teams with the tools to become more focused and mindful can foster a better working environment conducive to development and high performance.