Robert Woods, Founder of MindOverProcess, has found that one of the places we should start when bringing Agile change to the entire organization is revising corporate hiring practices.
Woods shares insights about how to improve hiring strategies to onboard the right people who are engaged and more likely to stay. He warns that if you do not have a good onboarding process, “within the first 45 days you could lose up to 20% of your new hires.” This has a large impact on building the persistent high-preforming teams needed to implement lasting change.
Woods also believes that we can experience larger cultural change by starting with “small conscientious adjustments over time” and to be prepared for the long-haul: “like a lifestyle change, cultural changes often take 3-5 years within a company… we don’t want to get into the position where we think a few structural changes are going to make everything all better.”
Accenture | SolutionsIQ’s Chris Murman hosts at Agile2019 in Washington, D.C.