Agile Ways of Working
August's work with PepsiCo has been featured in a Harvard Business School case study: Responsive Working at PepsiCo UK Streamlining a Turnaround by Amy C. Edmondson and Nancy Boghossian Staples. In this case study, you will learn how PepsiCo UK's Head of Transformation worked with August to introduce a new way of working ("Responsive Working"), leading to significant growth.
We partnered with a global CPG company to facilitate and coach teams on a set of easy-to-adopt practices to accelerate ten global business priorities, and approach mission critical work in a fundamentally different way.
We coached these global working teams, known as “SLAM Teams,” in a weekly cadence of meetings (Action, Collaboration, and Demo) focused on improving speed, transparency, and innovation.
At the same time, we developed a set of custom ways of working practices that were easy to adopt and scale across the world. This “stack” of practices became the client’s new way of working, and was adopted by practitioners globally, and reinforced through internal coaches and facilitators.
Ultimately, we worked with an internal steering team to coach and scale the new working practices across priority teams and to a network of 1,000+ internal coaches.
Coach teams to adopt new ways of working to accelerate progress on real business priorities
Test and validate new practices, capturing and scaling those practices that stick
Work with senior leaders to develop mindsets necessary to support new ways of working
Integrate new working practices into the organization learning systems