With agile I spent more time on direction & vision than ever before

In depth interview with Noor Cloo, Commercial director Eneco, on Eneco's agile transformation


This interview with Noor Cloo (commercial director Eneco) is the second of a new series initiated by RibbonWood consultancy. It is not about what agile is. Nor on the contents of this way of working. Everybody is doing that. You can google it to download handbooks, pics and videos. Our series is about the "why" of major transformations and it's leaders experiences. With lessons learned on strategy implementation, change & transformation and leadership. These are real change stories. And we put our RibbonWood change management framework "10s" to the test. You can read the full interview below or on our site where you can get your PDF. It is worth your time. Here are some of Noor's quotes:


"Only start an agile transformation if there is a concrete need for change to realise your strategy"


"The vision of Eneco becoming a partner of households producing their own energy served as a burning platform for internal change"


"The first phase of change was mainly focussed on implementing the agile work method and less on actual goal achievement"


"One of the biggest risks with agile working is over-focus on just your own team (“postzegel”)"


"I discovered I could not keep my distance but should focus on delivering vision and direction"


"If results get under pressure, do not fall b

ack into previously dominant behaviours like intervening with detailed instructions and decreasing autonomy"


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