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OKRs and Flights Levels @ Bayer | #FlightClub OKRs and Flights Levels @ Bayer | #FlightClub
Cliff Hazell

This weeks episode of #FlightClub we talked with Verena Fischer and Christian Putter from Bayer about how they turn Strategy into Reality with OKRs and Flight Levels.

They share their story from inside the company, and how the journey evolved over time.

Including the simulator they used to test out their design before they started, and invite others to experience each of the different Flight Levels in action.

Importantly they used this simulator to invite feedback from everyone, working together to improve how they operate. This is crucial because it shifts the focus from “Installing change” to “Design collaborative improvement”. So important if you want long lasting change

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Fair Pricing for Online Workshops
Cliff Hazell

(Updated: July 9th – Added 0.4 region, including Thailand, Brazil and South Africa)

From today, we’re offering adjusted fair pricing based on where you live, for all online workshops.

Our aim is to make our workshops more accessible to all folks around the world, regardless of where they live, or how their economic situation looks.

Today, We’re starting by removing some pricing obstacles that prevent fair and broad access to knowledge and learning.

Price adjustment will initially be group into 3 regions and based on PPP.

Standard Rates

Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brunei, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Iceland, Japan, Kuwait, South Korea, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, and Qatar.

Adjusted Rates 40% (Standard price x 0.4 = PPP.4 price)

Brazil, Thailand, South Africa, India

Adjusted Rates 60% (Standard price x 0.6 = PPP.6 price)

All Countries not listed above.

We value Fairness, and want to continue to improve how we promote fairness.

This is only the start.

Manage Flow, Not People – #FlightClub with Rochelle Roos and Mike Freislich Manage Flow, Not People – #FlightClub with Rochelle Roos and Mike Freislich
Cliff Hazell

Last night we had the fun privilege of talking with Rochelle Roos and Mike Freislich for Flight Club.

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Our conversation covered some of our thinking on this topic, and we mixed in some excellent questions from the Audience.

Below is a short summary of what we discussed

Why not people?

In short… Too often we focus on keeping our people busy as if thats the top priority, when its actually delivering value to our customers.

Being busy doesn’t mean we’re creating customer value.

We say Flow is better, but of what?

“Customer Value” is perhaps too generic, usually this takes the form of a project, or initiative of some kind. The point is more that focusing on individual tasks or stories for example, isn’t as helpful.

We need to complete all the parts of a project before we can deliver it.

What does managing flow look like?

First we need to know whats most important. Specifically having 1 things at the top, not 17. Second we focus on keeping that moving, and not waiting. So not handing off between enormous backlogs, but switching to #1 as soon as it arrives.

So if we need Marketing, and then HR to help with something, we should have number 17 blocking number 1.

How does Flight Levels help in establishing flow?

Usually many teams are required to build something for a customer.

When we build Flight Level 2 Systems, we bring multiple folks from each team together and build a board that visualises all the work across these multiple teams that are needed.

This way we can see what is #1, and through regular syncing keeping #1 moving and upblocked as much as possible.

How would we know if it’s working?

#1 should move more consitently, and faster.

Typically number 17 should move slow. But this is good.

Also, most of us should now be clear on whats #1, and it’s less of an issue if someone doesn’t know what #17 is.

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