Harnessing Emergent Behavior For Company Benefits

Leo Benkel, founder of PURE LAMBDA (© Leo Benkel)

Leo Benkel, seasoned programmer, startup advisor, and founder of PURE LAMBDA, just launched a new service that employs the theory of emergent behavior to better solve workplace inefficiencies. He tells Silicon Luxembourg more about his latest service. 

You just launched a new service with PURE LAMBDA. Who is this programme for and what problem does it solve?

This programme is designed for tech leaders and teams who face the common yet challenging problem of projects missing their deadlines due to various inefficiencies and bottlenecks within their processes. Whether it’s a startup grappling with scaling issues or a large enterprise trying to streamline operations, this new service helps by determining the specific problems, building a tailored roadmap for improvement, and coaching teams to enhance their workflow. It’s about creating a more efficient, stress-free work environment through the use of emergent behaviors, which leads to more predictable and successful project completions.

What is unique about your service?

Our service is kind of like a garden where each plant needs its own special care to grow. Instead of giving every plant the same amount of water and sunshine, we look closely to see what each one really needs. For tech teams, instead of just giving them a one-size-fits-all plan like Agile, we dive into the team’s unique culture and people. We find simple rules that work just for them, kind of like finding the right spot in the garden for each plant, so they can all grow better together. That’s the magic of emergent behavior – it’s all about creating the perfect conditions for natural, healthy growth.

How long does it take from start to finish and how much time does it take to see tangible results?

Think of it like planting a seed, you don’t get a tree overnight, right? For our service, it generally takes about 6 months to a year from when we first start working with a company to really see the garden flourish, so to speak. It mostly depends on the size of the company. That’s because emergent behavior – those unique patterns and results that come from the special care we talked about – takes time to sprout and grow. But once it does, just like a well-tended garden, the results can be pretty amazing. The uniqueness of this service is that the change sticks and has less resistance as it consists of simple rules rather than wide big changes in the company organization.

Can you give an example of how you helped other companies achieve their goals with your method?

Just like a gardener trying out a new technique for the first time, we’ve been using these strategies in bits and pieces while mentoring and advising companies for years now. These little tests have helped lots of teams grow stronger: meeting deadlines, reducing burnout, attracting more talent, and reducing turnover. Now, we’ve put all that experience into this shiny new service. It’s fresh out of the greenhouse and we’re inviting companies to be the first to try it out as our pilot beta testers. 

What is one small thing many companies fail to do to improve their time management?

Many companies get really caught up in sticking to methods like Agile by the book, even when their teams are kinda saying, “Hey, this isn’t working for us!” They often forget to have a real chat with the software engineers who are doing the work or to provide chances for their teams to learn and grow. It’s these small things – listening, adapting, and nurturing – that can really help a company’s time management and overall health.

To learn more about this service, book a meeting with Leo.

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