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Organizational Agility

Definition Organizational Agility. Description.


Organizational Agility is the ability or capacity of an company or organization to quickly and consistently adapt to changes in the external environment, by identifying and capturing business opportunities in a more skillful way than its competitors. While Organizational Absorption tries to deal with these circumstances via defensive mechanisms, the focus of organizational agility is on establishing an adapting, flexible and offensive organization.


Agility is a concept that incorporates the ideas of flexibility, balance, adaptability, and coordination under one umbrella. In a business context, agility typically refers to the ability of an organization to rapidly adapt to market and environmental changes in productive and cost-effective ways.


There are at least 3 forms of agility (Donald Sull in HBR, February 2009):


Organizational Agility Forum
  6 Principles to Create an Adaptive Organization (Reeves)
According to Reeves, Lewin and Ueda, companies - similar to living organisms - are "COMPLEX ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS". They evolve in a complex manner, wherein individuals contribute towards shaping and altering the system. In turn, the system ...
     
 
  Rapid Response Management
Rapid Response Management (RRM) is an organizational construct or mental...
     
 
  How to Become Agile in Organizational Change?
Every organisation needs to be "change agile" if it is to realise its potential growth. Growth is about raising the bar beyond previous levels of performance and is based on continuous improvement.
Change i...
     
 
  Human Capital Agility is Critical for Organizational Success
The organizational agility is the resultant effect of the various individuals agility or lack of agility.
With certain agility instruments a core group of agile human capital can be identified and be spread across the organization to expedite an...
     
 

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  Leading in Challenging Times: Creating Agile Organizations
This is a challenging time for leaders in charting a course for their organization. These times bring life to the ancient quote from Publilius Syrus that “Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm”.
The current economic environment has raise...
     
 

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How to Become a Self-tuning Enterprise: Advanced Experimenters

In an HBR article of June 2015, Reeves, Zeng and Venjara argue there's a new way to apply algorithmic principles that enables organizations to constan...
Usage (application): Organizational Agility, Strategic Agility, Real Options, Emergent Strategy
 
 
 

Effective Top Management Teams in Multinationals. Requirements and Characteristics

There are three requirements for effective top team management in large, multinational enterprises:
1. Clear charter and operating rules: ...
Usage (application): Board of Directors, Leadership Teams, Multinationals, Top Team Management
 
 
 

Process Steps for Organizational Agility

Organizations that strive for enterprise agility will need to go to various steps in order to achieve it. Korn ferry (2014) define the process of a...
Usage (application): Organizational Agility, Enterprise Agility, Corporate Agility
 
 
 

Components of Learning Agility

One of the critical factors for achieving organizational agility is learning agility, which refers to the ability and eagerness to learn from experien...
Usage (application): Organizational Agility, Organizational Learning, Knowledge Management
 
 
 

Bureaucratic Organizations versus Dynamic Organizations

Nowadays, many organizations recognize the importance of being dynamic so as to quickly adapt to external changes. However, there still exist lots of ...
Usage (application): Organizational Development, Organizational Agility
 
 

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Learning Agility and Enterprise Agility

This presentation provides insights into the usage of organizational agility in your organization. The presentation includes the following sections: Usage (application): Organizational Agility
 

Organizational Agility and the Role of Information Systems

Presentation about Agility, specifically focusing on the role of IT. The presentation includes the following sections:
1. How do firms compete? Usage (application): Organizational Agility
 

Organizational Agility: 8 Building Blocks

Henriette Rothschild of Hay Group explains eight 'building blocks' of agile organizations:
A: HOW THE ORGANIZATION THINKS
1. Is good ...
Usage (application): Agile Organization, Adaptive Organization, Organizational Adaptability, Organizational Flexibility
 

5 KSFs of a Truly Agile Business

Brief explanation of the 5 key success factors for agile business organizations from a Accenture research -- Traits of Truly Agile Businesses:
Usage (application): Business Agility, Corporate Agility, Organizational Agility, Firm Agility
 

Corporate Diversity and Inclusion

In this introduction video, top managers of Skanska share their vision on Diversity and Inclusion and the strategic importance of these concepts for t...
Usage (application): Cross Functional Team, Organizational Culture, Globalization, Organizational Change, HRM, Cultural Dimensions
 

How Businesses can Use Information Technology (IT) in Strategic Ways

This presentation looks at Information Technology from a strategic point of view. In other words, it discusses in what ways IT can be used as a strate...
Usage (application): Strategic Management, Information Technology
 

Knowledge Management, Organizational Learning and Intellectual Capital

Presentation about organizational knowledge, learning and intellectual capital. The presentation includes the following sections:
1. Introduction...
Usage (application): Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management, Organizational Learning
 

Leadership and Learning Agility

Mac van Wielingen and Julian Baring discuss learning agility and the role of leaders in this.
1. Agile leaders must be extravert and truly apprec...
Usage (application): Agile Organizational Culture, Agile Leadership
 

Introduction to Network Organizations

Presentation about Network Organizations. The presentations explains its importance, its supporting factors and compares network organizations with ot...
Usage (application): Organizational Forms, Network Organization, Virtual Organization, Communities of Practice
 

The Essense of Organizational Agility

Giora Morein defines Organizational Agility as an organization's leaderships ability to take advantage of changing conditions and to response in a way...
Usage (application): Organizational Agility, Strategic Agility
 

Introduction to Business Continuity Management

Organizations have to be prepared to deal immediately with events everywhere around the world (from natural disasters to man-made incidents) that can ...
Usage (application): Understanding of the Need to Have a Business Continuity Plan, Organizational Resilience
 
 

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