In general, agility is the ability to move quickly and easily. In a business setting, we define organizational agility as the ability of an entire organization (especially its leadership team) to adapt quickly to market changes. Organizational agility requires the motivation to scan the external environment and the skills to shift corresponding strategies, cultures, and talent. We all seem to need more agile mindsets at work.
The opposite of an agile organization is a company that is frozen in place, leaders who do not actively involve stakeholders in creating new ways, and employees who resist change.
With change a constant for most companies, experienced change management consultants know that the most flexible and agile organizations will succeed in the long term.
What does an agile organization look like? What are its trademarks? Here are five trademark features of the agile mindset at work based upon data from our change management simulation:
The Bottom Line
Agile organizations are built for change and maintain a competitive advantage due to their responsiveness to current and future market and customer expectations. Look objectively at your organization. Are you agile enough to succeed in the constantly changing market and customer landscape?
To learn more about how to create more agile mindsets at work, download A New Way to Think About Change Agility: The Agile Organization
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