When you have too many cooks in Hell’s Kitchen, you move them over to Next Level Chef. At e least that’s how I interpret what Gordon Ramsey did with those two shows.
So, what happens when there’s too many coaches in an organization?
- Reduce the number of agile coaches
- Introduce a hierarchy of agile coaches with
- Experience denoting prefixes like Junior, Intermediate or Senior
- Scope denoting prefixes like Team, Transformation or Enterprise
- HR oriented suffixes like I, II or III
- Source new demand to absorb excess coaching capacity
What choice have you seen organizations make?
My preference would be #1 or #3.
I would avoid #2. Here’s why:
- It creates silos of contribution
- It promotes a class system
- It boxes in creativity and innovation
- It blinds people to the big picture
- It impedes the development of T-shaped people
- It feeds professional jealousy and animosity
- It harbours anger and resentment
- It erects walls and tears down bridges
- It stunts initiative
- It inhibits vulnerability
I prefer getting to my next level sans prefixes or suffixes.