Session type: Lecture
Session level: Intermediate
Rising to the Agility Challenge
Organisational agility could be the difference between succeeding and failing. It relies on everybody in the organisation knowing what they are doing and why, and deciding by themselves how to best do it. This talk will look at how a company can rise to ‘the agility challenge’ by evolving the themes covered in my InfoQ article with the same name.
Organisational agility could be the difference between succeeding and failing in today’s business environment. Agility relies on everybody in an organisation knowing what they are trying to achieve, understanding why, being able to decide by themselves how to best do it and, most importantly, genuinely caring that it gets done. This is what I call ‘the agility challenge’.
What does a company need to do to rise to that challenge? What structural and cultural barriers does it have to overcome on the way? And what interventions could help navigate this journey?
During the talk, we will look for answers to these questions. We will also suggest how to encourage leadership at all levels in the organisation and facilitate the emergence of ‘everyday leaders’. The talk is based on ‘The Agility Challenge’ article that I wrote for InfoQ, taking some of the themes, such as visualising an organisation’s culture and value-based change, and evolving them further.
Dragan has over 30 years of technology and business coaching, consulting and project management experience gained with a variety of products and services organisations. Over the past ten years, his primary focus was on Agile and business change consulting with banking, insurance and online gaming clients. His specialist area of interest is organisational agility and the culture needed to support it.