If you want to be successful in the market today, you have to master agility and lean, efficiency and resilience in equal measure. Must have the capabilities as an organization, build adequate structures and a culture with trust and transparency. Last but not least, the employees must have the skills and knowledge to be able to make an optimal contribution.
Agility at the organizational level means the ability to learn and adapt in short cycles - often requiring a paradigm shift in many aspects.
- Corporate culture - a culture of transparency and trust creates motivation and creativity.
- Governance - different types of governance, such as agile development or lean production, co-exist within a company in different departments.
- Leadership model - developing people becomes more important than managing people.
- Autonomy and delegation - Leading knowledge workers is based on relying on their skills and intrinsic motivation.
In general, agility at the strategic level requires a change of mentality towards many new metaphors and views.
In our changing world, it is no longer enough to run a business efficiently. The sole focus on efficiency makes a company susceptible to market changes.
Rather, companies need the ability to change strategies relatively quickly and adapt to new situations at short notice. This enables the company to absorb surprises and stress. It becomes resilient and can ideally transform these challenges into opportunities. Corporate management has a great influence here through its understanding of leadership and the design of corporate structures.
Capabilities, or abilities of the organization, require significant change. This concerns habits and practices, cooperation and culture. This does not happen in a single step, but is one way. When one embarks on an agile journey, usually only the first steps are visible, there is no complete plan or roadmap. What we have is experience, which steps are helpful to start successfully and to develop the organization successfully towards business agility.
In order to develop a company towards business agility, managers and employees need new skills and different formats to acquire them.
Blended learning formats and the implementation support of experienced coaches support the transition to a sovereign implementation of business agility adapted to the company context.