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This week we look at the call for agile management practices. Start with the video of Nadim Habib, it will help put the other articles into context. Organizational agility isn't a quick fix, it requires lasting behavior change, starting with leaders.
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Allison MaguireEfficiency doesn't work in a world of constant change. Top down, command and control management structures don't work. Agility is about making the right decision, at the right place, at the right time. This requires alignment with company purpose.
Transforming companies to achieve organizational agility is in its early days but already yielding positive returns. While the paths can vary, survey findings suggest how to start. Rapid changes in competition, demand, technology, and regulations…
Allison MaguireAgile respondents say that their leaders provide actionable strategic guidance, have established a shared vision and purpose and people feel personally and emotionally engaged in both work and able to influence strategic direction of the organization.
AGILITY is such a modish word in modern management theory that it can seem as if the ideal corporate executive would be a combination of Spider-Man and Simone Biles, a gymnast. The concept has its roots in the idea of “lean…
Allison Maguire'...if agility is really the characteristic of business success, then perhaps the very structure of a public corporation is not the most appropriate one.' An agile approach requires internal structures which support focused agility around clear purpose.
The DNA of Collaboration
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Like so many buzz words in the corporate lexicon, notions of agility get dropped often in work settings. Who doesn't want to get the important things done faster? Even moreso, the Agile methodology, born and bred in the world of software…
Allison MaguireIs your company ready for Organizational Agility? You may be ready to work at a faster pace but what about flexibility, transparency and cross-functional engagement and ways of working?
informed free choice, rather than compliance, is the basis for decisions active participation, rather than passively accepting instructions, is the basis of growth and development work activities are carried out within a framework of…
Allison MaguireWant to achieve organizational agility? Then make sure you are ready to embrace these 10 Principles for Digital work.
Demand for technological, social and emotional, and higher cognitive skills will rise by 2030. How will workers and organizations adapt? Skill shifts have accompanied the introduction of new technologies in the workplace since at least the…
Allison Maguire'Unlike traditional hierarchies, which are mainly designed for stability, agile organizations are designed for both stability and dynamism. They typically consist of a network of teams and are notable for rapid learning and fast decision cycles.'
The Organisation Man, and it was mostly a man, wore a suit, travelled to work each day in the same organisation, had a boss who he looked up to, had meetings, made telephone calls, and pursued the individual task of moving paper from the in-tray to…
Allison MaguireContinuous learning is an important aspect of preparing for the Future of Work. This means you can say goodbye to the comforts of feeling you have mastered your practice, because your practice is changing. This goes for leaders too!