How to be an Agile company? 4 features seminar-agile-methodologies-mallorca-2019 But Telefónica and BBVA are not the only success stories. Companies such as Schneider Electric , Port de Barcelona , Zurich , Carglass or Endesa have also known how to apply the Agile Methodology. And they were part of the meeting to offer their different points of view and business case. Characteristics to successfully carry out the Agile Phone number list transformation process? 1. The essential change of mindset The representatives of all the companies dedicated a space to talk about the importance of changing the mindset. In the opinion of Pilar Téllez , Director of People at Carglass, organizations are those that adapt to current changes and make decisions anticipating those to come in the coming years. “It is impossible to Phone number list have an agile organization if people are not involved. A digital transformation is essential, but also a cultural transformation », he sentenced. 2. HR transformation In the same sense, Maribel Álvarez , Talent Director of Zurich, expressed herself, a company that is in an initial process of agile transformation, which began in 2016 in the IT department and since 2018 also in the business department.
For Álvarez, the change in mindset will imply an important change in the management of human resources. "As axes of transformation, the HR department must change all processes and be Phone number list one of the main drivers of cultural change," he summed up. The Human Resources department must change all processes and be one of the main drivers of cultural change Javier Espinosa , Endesa's Agile Transformation Office, also pointed out the importance of the Human Resources department in an Agile transformation process, as well as clear communication so that the change is understood. “It is important that Human Resources understands the challenge and the change Phone number list it is facing”, he recalled. And it is that, they agreed, the entire organization must see the decision and the transformation that is beginning as its own, and this must be transferred from those responsible for people management. 3. Involve employees In the case of Schneider Electric, Ainoa Irurre , VP Europe Talent Acquisition at Schneider Electric, highlighted that in her case the Agile transformation is closely linked to the digital transformation.
Of course, this requires a note: motivate and involve the teams. It is important that employees become emotionally attached to the vision of where the company is going, and that this vision is Phone number list shared by the entire company. "Any transformation depends largely on people," recalled Irurre. “It is imperative that employees become emotionally attached to the vision of where the company is going. Agile or not, a common vision shared by the entire company is needed». 4. Cultural change respecting established beliefs Ana Bernabeu , Director of Human Phone number list Resources of the Port of Barcelona, stressed during the closing of the conference that in the process of transformation and cultural change it is also important to respect the existing mentality. «What cannot be done is to transform the mentality by saying that what was there before was not useful . We must highlight what is positive and communicate what can be improved, "concluded the expert. To apply an Agile Methodology, it is not enough to be the most agile in the face of changes. Working with the teams, promoting and supporting a company culture of its own and working so that the digital transformation process is an ally and not an enemy, are key.