Introduction - Exploring the Agile Mindset (01:54)
Agile practices have infused other organizations. This video features Dr. Robert Johnson and is intended to inform professionals on creating an Agile Mindset in an academic setting. This segment orients viewers to the topics that will be covered in this video including how Becker College adopted the practice, the four human skills needed, challenges, and best practices.
Defining the Agile Mindset (09:43)
Becker College students are required to take classes about the Agile Mindset. Dr. Johnson describes how the school implemented the academic curriculum. Four unique human skills include empathy, divergent thinking, entrepreneurial outlook, and social and emotional intelligence.
Key Components of the Agile Mindset (05:54)
Best practices include diversity, prioritizing strategic decisions, speeding up decision making, acting quickly, and making use of data and analytics. Dr. Johnson discusses how corporations need to train, recruit, and provide on-going education to promote values and ideals of the Agile Mindset. Employees must be empathetic, able to think divergently, have entrepreneurial outlook, and social and emotional intelligence.
Thriving in a Hyper-connected Economy (06:59)
People resist change. Dr. Johnson uses Nascar as a metaphor for old and new business strategies. Challenges include educating individuals why they need to change; a leader needs to create a vision for their corporate culture and allow employees to succeed and fail.
Conclusion - Exploring the Agile Mindset (03:49)
Dr. Johnson feels that effective collaboration will lead to success. Four unique human skills include empathy, divergent thinking, entrepreneurial outlook, and social and emotional intelligence.
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