I love the idea of improve as Agile and Lean Coach every day because of that I read books, listen podcast and experiment with new activities and dynamics to push people beyond their limits of imagination. To achieve all of these tasks I need “slack” of time that I have for working as freelance.
Unfortunately, in many companies managers that follow the “Command and Control” approach consider that everybody have to be busy more than 100% of time in order to deliver value to the company (no to the client!!I).
One of the most huge challenge that every company have to face if they want to be (no to have) Agile is change the Culture model from “Command and Control” to Collaboration.
To Collaborate with others you need to have time to do your task, help others and invest time to read books, experiment with colleagues a new way to eliminate a “waste” of time in the Value Stream (I love Lean!!).
Furthermore, every company must innovate (or die in the short term) because the customer market is changing too fast to think in long term initiatives. To innovate everybody in the company has to be involved in the process of building new Business Model.
Last but not least, keep in mind the stories of Kodak, BlockBusters and BlackBerry. Once they were the number one in the market now there are other companies replacing them.