Agility is the ability to respond adaptively: not with one approach, but with many, facilitated by our ability to question, understand and act. It’s about solving a problem today and doing it differently tomorrow, but being effective at every step. It’s the challenge for organisations in the Social Age, a time defined by constant change and the erosion of historic models of power and authority, communication and control.
We gain agility through mindset, technology, learning and leadership and it’s these four aspects that i want to deconstruct today.
To be agile, an organisation needs the right Mindset: this is to recognise that the world has changed, and to approach things accordingly. Under the old social contract between organisation and individual, the organisation provided structure, security and opportunity whilst the individual gave their time, loyalty and effort. None of this is assured anymore: the social…
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