The Agile Organization
What is an agile organization?
At its core, being agile means being adaptive and ideally proactive to changes in the marketplace. But being agile means more than that. Today, we see organizations that co-create products with customers. We see organizations that manage to look at previous competitors and see partners. We see organizations that instead of thinking in products or services, think in ecosystems and aim for more than just shareholder value. They consider a broad range of stakeholders incl. customers, partners, their employees, and society at large including our planet.
An organization does not achieve agility by simply implementing Scrum, Kanban, or Design Thinking into its current setup or operating model. To become an organization that can change as fast as change itself, most businesses need to significantly transform how they work. They need to build a new operating system, a system that is designed with different structures, different policies, and different metrics.