Here Fran takes a look at how to remain Agile and take change management principals and ensue they operate focused on the customer experience. We at Thought Patrol are wedded to Agile being the solution to creating and maintaining adaptability. In a dynamic environment it’s only the fast focused and flexible that get to thrive, or maybe even just survive.
Jeff Gothelf is an organizational designer and executive coach. He co-founded Neo Innovation in New York City and helped build it into one of the most recognized brands in modern product strategy, development and design. He is the co-author of Sense and Respond (HBR Press) and Lean UX (O’Reilly). He’s well equipped to comment on why HR needs to be Agile. We ate Thought Patrol are big on building Agile into all aspects of a company. Jeff writing for HBR here, shows how important Agile in HR is in execution of both Strategic an Operational imperatives.
It’s an organization’s North Star that enables agility in times of change and transformation. We all know that in today’s business world it’s essential to stay flexible and be agile. Here is a portion of Jan Bruce’s take on the importance of a clear sense of purpose in enabling agility. Jan is the CEO and co-founder of meQuilibrium, the only human capital management platform based on the science of resilience, writing here for Forbes.
“To build and lead an agile organization, it’s crucial that senior leaders develop new mind-sets and capabilities to transform themselves, their teams, and the organization.” Self evident in our view but in this case articulated well by the denizens of consulting McKinsey. Here is there article complete with comprehensive downloadable pdfs that go into detail of just how important Agile Leadership has become. Don’t take our word for it, deep dive into the thought leaders’ analysis. But we do like it when the establishment are now realising what we have been saying for years! For many organizations, surviving and thriving in today’s environment depends on making a fundamental transformation to become more agile.
Alessandro Di Fiore, writing here for HBR, has tackled the misnomer that agile is somehow lest robust, or that planning is obsolete in an agile strategic planning approach such as Stragile. She points out that many say, “Now, strategic planning has fallen out of favor. In the face of relentless technological change, disruptive forces in industry after industry, global competition”, and so on, planning seems like pointless wishful thinking. Alessandro argues the counter.
Nearly every metaphor for corporate success has one thing in common: teamwork. From row boats, to orchestras, to well-oiled machines, every well-tread analogy acknowledges the power of collaboration. Why? Organizational cohesion and collaboration are critical to success. Great insights from Kirsten Blakemore Edwards (@KirstenBeMe), MA CPCC, Executive Facilitator at Partners In Leadership, writing here for Inc. These criteria are intrinsically aligned to the methodology of our Strategic Planning system “Stragile”. So how do you create this culture of collaboration in the first place? It starts with accountability. Get accountability right, and you get everything right. Here’s how:
“I think it’s pretty fair to say that most of us want to be considered a successful leader. However, what worked in the past won’t work now. Rapid change requires agile leaders who think differently and can adapt to the changing times”, says Performance Strategist, Laura Garnett, writing for Inc. We agree wholeheartedly!
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