Organizational Agility Series - Part 2
Updated: Jun 21, 2019
Now that we know what Organization Agility is, we need to identify whether we already have some agile components in our organization, and where can we be more agile.
How do you know if your organization is agile?
Here are some questions you could be asking yourself to determine if you possess the common traits of agile organizations:
Quality and speed: does your entire organization focus on value delivery and a quick feedback loop regarding the value?
Consistent values: is there alignment and clarity around the mission, and vision and values of your organization?
Failure is an opportunity to share knowledge: do you and your team members embrace failure as a learning opportunity, have a strong purpose, vitality and a learning mindset?
Hyper-productive work mode: do you consider that your company has a strong ability to execute, high levels of accountability, customer-centric thinking and strong cross-organizational synergy?
Work/Life balance and consistent delivery: do team members feel empowered to be dedicated to personal and organizational goals, and create a discipline of shorter release cycles?
When considering a transition such as this, it’s important that we start where change is more likely to occur. After asking yourself the questions mentioned above, think about which are the areas you feel more comfortable introducing changes to. In other words, set yourself up for success from the very beginning. Motivation and morale are key in organizational transformations, you want to make sure people are engaged and excited about the changes and there’s nothing more exciting than seeing results right away.