In the past large, machine-like organizations regularly crushed the competition. Now, more organic, nimble organizations are winning these contests.
Disruptive technologies, fickle customer preferences and changing employee expectations are challenging established ways of working in many industries. Now is the time to discard rigid hierarchy, siloed business units, crippling bureaucracy, and crushing matrices.
The Agile organizations being created today combine the efficiencies of scale with the speed, flexibility, and resilience to compete and win in today’s business world.
As agile organizations, teams and team members, we must constantly question what could be better in order to continually improve.
A well-designed organization ensures that the form of the organization matches its purpose or strategy, meets the challenges posed by business realities, and increases the chance that the collective efforts of people will be successful.
These days, due to the rapid progress of information and communication technology, even domestic companies are being forced to compete with tough global players. Talent management and talent development are now critical to long term survival and success.
The system of shared assumptions, values, and beliefs, which governs how people behave in organizations influence how people and groups interact with each other, with clients, and with stakeholders.
The VUCA reality (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity) is reshaping the business environment and requires us to innovate our ways of working and of managing our businesses. The mindsets and behaviors required to survive and thrive in the new normal are very different from what used to work previously.
Many organizations are obsessed with the absolute speed of their business processes. But these days meeting customer expectations, mastering technological advancements and driving innovation are the key to success. Businesses that want to be competitive need to adapt to these facts. And that requires business process agility rather than speed.
From instant messaging to video conferencing tools, there are many options for facilitating team collaboration. Tools that work well have become a key enabler of organization success. But they can also become a hazard if there is too much overlap and duplication of effort and function - adding noise where signal should be.
Nurturing a new mindset and ways of working takes constant attention. This is why many organizations take a coach on their journey to business agility.