'Slowify:' How Winning Organizations Create Fingerspitzengefühl & Einheit with Steven J. Spear, DBA | Ep 55

No Way Out

Nov 15 2023 • 52 mins

How are winning organizations wired?

Ready to elevate your perspective on complex problem-solving?

Brace yourself as we invite Shingo Prize Winner  Steven J.  Spear to a lively discussion on navigating the fast-paced world of technology and organizational complexity. Dr. Spear introduces us to the concept of 'slowification,' an innovative method of architecting operations around human cognitive capabilities. This enlightening conversation promises a fresh insight into how organizations can shift from being in a danger zone to a winning zone.

Ever wondered about the role of planning in the world of knowledge work? We delve into the historical military strategies and lessons learned from the Battle of Midway in 1929. Dr. Spear emphasizes the need for challenging ideas during the planning process, a concept inspired by the Japanese Admiralty's approach used in said battle. We also explore the relevance of case-based reasoning, resilience engineering, and high-reliability theory in the DevOps community, drawing parallels with European city architecture and the scientific breakthroughs of Isaac Newton.

Our conversation concludes with invaluable lessons learned from the US Navy's nuclear reactors program. We underscore the essence of establishing precise standards, tracking progress, and forming feedback loops. We extend an invitation to you, our listener, as we uncover how to thrive in an ever-evolving landscape of technological advancement and organizational complexity. Tune in and let's navigate this journey together.

Steven J. Spear on LinkedIn
Wiring the Winning Organization
High-Velocity Edge
Steve J. Spear Wikipedia Page
Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of The Battle of Midway

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