What is organisational agility?
The ability to manage continuous, rapid and sustainable change is a key determinant in ensuring effective agility and marketplace response as well as helping to deliver profitable / cost-efficient growth, customer satisfaction and long-term organisational success.
Improving business performance in any area will deliver positive benefits if correctly managed, however the key to agility lies in achieving a lasting and sustainable approach to the whole business problem of managing continuous strategic and operational change in complex environments
To help organisations BeeAgile has developed a framework model to guide the implementation and establishment of organisational-wide agility.
Implementing organisational agility requires managers to regard all areas of the business as potentially subject to change. They must see change as something that comes from the external world of customer demands, competitor influences, technical progress, legislative changes and so on and not simply as an internal activity. Organisations who understand how to manage constant, integrated change are far more effective and profitable / cost-efficient than those who treat change as a sequence of independent necessities.
BeeAgile helps to turn complex change into competitive advantage
Helping you become more agile
The Organisational Agility Programme helps you develop your organisation to reach the level of agility you need for success in your market with your customers and competitors. It gives you a clear picture of the current agility level of your organisation against a defined standard as well as a step by step development path.
We start by agreeing with the board on the key business issues - these are the areas where agility is believed to be important - a brief, concise and focused initial survey to bring focus to the next stage of investigation.
Next we carry out an in-depth assessment of the agreed priority areas to position them using the Agility Model through a mix of management workshops and wider organisational survey input
This provides you with an assessment of your performance against the standard. It brings out the linkages between the different factors, confirms and expands on the key issues, and starts to suggest underlying causes. It also indicates the costs of lack of agility and the benefits to be gained.
The assessment will point to suitable steps that will lift your agility to the next level in each important area and beyond. From there on you decide where to focus your improvements. Organisational Agility is a continuing process. Think of it as a personal fitness programme for your organisation.