Competitive Agility. Importance, Benefits and How To's

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Competitive Agility. Importance, Benefits and How To's
Nick Anderson, Business Consultant, United States, Member
In our survey report 'Competitive Agility - Anytime, Anywhere, on Anything', many contributors see change agility as more important than all other factors.

Why is agility so important?
- Adaptability to change, anytime, anywhere, on anything can be seen as stable and helps build integrity and trust with customers.
Types of Agility
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Train Employees to Cope with Competitive Agility in Grasping Work Environment
Yeshwant Moodliar, Consultant, India, Member
In India as in the rest of the world, the environment is fast changing and this change is affecting individuals and their work environment.
Orga...Sign up

Competitive Agility in Grasping Work Environment
Nick Anderson, Business Consultant, United States, Member
We started out with concerns about change management and its apparent poor track record. From Kotter in ’96 to McKinsey in 200...Sign up

Building Competitive Agility as I See It
Gokhale Shrirang, Management Consultant, India, Member
@Yeshwant Moodliar : I agree with you regarding the situation in India. I see following points...
- Organizatio...Sign up

Recipe for Increasing Agility
Peter Dragen, Business Consultant, Sweden, Member
I think agility has primarily to do with the size and authority of the decision body (eg. the business unit / profit center). Decrease the team...Sign up

Competitive Agility. Importance, Benefits and How To's
I agree with the valuable issues and thoughts presented here. Competitive agility primarily needs a Sign up

Creating Competitive Agility
Prof. Alkis S. Magdalinos, Business Consultant, Greece, Member
Hi Nick, your statement on competitive agility is excellent! I would add one more element on becoming agile and staying so: equally flexible and ad...Sign up

Change Management Based on Prior Preparations
Saeed Khodaee, Director, Iran, Member
Changing anything significant in a workplace is highly dependent upon the preparations made to the workplace. Training plays a dominant role in this s...Sign up

Competitive Agility : A Cultural Factor and a Leadership Issue
Antonio Luiz Pontes, Consultant, Brazil, Member
Agility is a cultural factor and therefore should be a characteristic of leadership within the company. Only when this potential is properly id...Sign up

Recipe for Success in an Ever Changing Business Environment
Nasir Cader, Student (Other), Member
Adapt or perish. We should always keep abreast of what is going on around us not only in own own country but in the whole world....Sign up

Agility is Basically a Top Management Game
Akbar Shaikh, Management Consultant, Member
I believe that agility is basically a top management game. If they are ready to focus on some current opportunity, they can capitalize on it by accept...Sign up

To Achieve Strategic Agility, Competitive Agility become a Permanent Observer
Victor Manuel Meneses Torres, Consultant, Mexico, Member
I would add a recommendation about how to become agile: you must become a permanent observer and analyst of the environment and the trends, and...Sign up

Agility and the Requiring Environment
Nick Anderson, Business Consultant, United States, Member
We talk of the agile culture but how do we achieve such as state?
One element is the requiring env...Sign up

Change Management: Challenges and Success
V SHRIDHAR, Consultant, India, Member
An organization is a union of people which may be from different regions, culture, religion but are working towards one goal. To bring about a 'change...Sign up

What Creates Agility in Management
Sokolova Tatiana, Analyst, Russian Federation, Member
No doubt agility or flexibility of a company (or a human being) in a constantly changing surrounding is a very important feature which enables them to...Sign up

Instilling the Ability to Respond to Change as a Strategy
Dr Gary Jones, Business Consultant, Australia, Member
Strategy at a holistic level can be everything a company does, or consists of and does not need to run in one direction (Mintzberg & Lampbel, 1999). <...Sign up

Agile like a Brontosaurus
Donald Ross, United States, Member
I have worked as a physician administrator in a large hospital which is part of a large system. Change is extremely slow and usually reactive. When as...Sign up

Competitive Agility of Companies
Agile companies have an active management, which watches market trends, opportunities and quickly develops marketable solutions, products.
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Agility and Required Environment
@Nick Anderson : if the leader's perspective and the board of directors' and middle management's perspective are ali...Sign up

Agility here is Coping with Unrest
Amin Safi, CEO, Jordan, Member
We in Jordan are highly affected by the radical changes in political social systems which lead to unstable business environment. Besides, the always c...Sign up

Corporate Brontosauruses
Sokolova Tatiana, Analyst, Russian Federation, Member
@Donald Ross: not only hospitals seem to be a Brontosaurus. I'm really far from an idealistic idea of a corporation....Sign up

Agility and Preemption
Richard Teo, CEO, Papua New Guinea, Member
Agility and preemption go together as in chess. The ability to flex and change must have the future management in a contingent mood and stance.
A...Sign up

How to change - Implement the change
Deepu Sugathan, Management Consultant, United States, Member
Business agility is the capability of a business to change in the way it 'should'. This means, the capability to determine 'HOW' (what and when) it sh...Sign up

Competitive Agility and Criticial Mass
Arthur Panton, Consultant, Kenya, Member
@Peter Dragen: agreed absolutely. The larger the mass, the larger the inertia. Keep it small, concentrate the power....Sign up

Competitive Agility and Role of Mentor
srinivas, Lecturer, India, Member
Small changes can be effectively implemented by having a strong mentor - mentee relationship in competitive agili...Sign up

Agility and Change Management
Nick Anderson, Business Consultant, United States, Member
@Sweety: I agree alignment can lead to transparency. Unfortunately, the need for leader alignment is not well recogn...Sign up

Competitive Agility And Role of Mentor
David Webster Smith, Management Consultant, United Kingdom, Member
@Srinivas: I understand the process of learning Srinivas, but please tell me how to unlearn....Sign up

Unlearning and Competitive Agility
srinivas, Lecturer, India, Member
@David Webster Smith : to unlearn things of the past...Sign up

How to Create an Agile Company and Instill Change
V SHRIDHAR, Consultant, India, Member
Business agility is to change as per the market conditions. This is essential for any business to run smoothly and keep afloat, abating the tides of c...Sign up

Agility is a State of Mind
Vaibhav Behere
Agile is the buzzword in every industry now-a-days. I have started to feel that agility is a state of mind rather than the change itself.
Be...Sign up

Human Behavior is an Essential Factor for the Requiring Environment for Competitive Agility
M. Srivastava, Project Manager, India, Member
The requiring environment for the agility is most complex to explain. But it includes the human behavior along situations at different positions in an...Sign up

Agility ... so Important for Leaders
amneh masswadi , Financial Consultant, Jordan, Member
Dear Nick Anderson, I agree with you. Competitive agility is one of the most important skills of leaders to adapt to change, besides Sign up

Embracing the Spirit of Agility in an Ever-changing Environment
Joy Mogale, HR Consultant, South Africa, Member
I see agility as sensitivity to change that one (an organization) has anticipated and adapting to it with a positive mind, meditating on the expected ...Sign up

Requirements for Competitive Agility
VENKATESWARAN, Teacher, India, Member
While there are Research and Development people in manufacturing industries for product development, the same is often lacking in service product deli...Sign up

Agile Team Member Categorization
Vaibhav Behere
@M. Srivastava: as you have mentioned, human behaviour varies a lot, from one change to another, from person to pers...Sign up

The Role of Mentoring in Achieving Competitive Agility
srinivas, Lecturer, India, Member
In my view mentoring plays an important role in agile team. A senior can pair with a junior member, so that the t...Sign up

To Achieve Strategic Agility, Competitve Agility Become a Permanent Observer
@Victor Manuel Meneses Torres : I fully agree with your recommendation that to become agile, you must be a permanen...Sign up

Agility in Management
Sokolova Tatiana, Analyst, Russian Federation, Member
We can talk about secondary factors like training programs, reward schemes and exposure of global industry and so on, but the main issue lies within t...Sign up

Analysis of Agile Teams
M. Srivastava, Project Manager, India, Member
@Vaibhav Behere: team analysis needs to be done using independent check sheet, group check sheets and other human be...Sign up

Competitive Agility and Organizational Hierarchy
srinivas, Lecturer, India, Member
A flat organization structure also helps to enable competitive, agile organisations to ma...Sign up

Consider Nothing as Fixed
Cecyle Felix, CEO, Congo, Member
Great topic and comments to all! Thanks... I want to add that we cannot resist to the change; we have to accept it with an agile state of mind;...Sign up

Strategic Agility in Hospital Organizations
Prof. Dr. Jekabs U. Leititis, Professor, Germany, Member
@Donald Ross: I have made the same experiences being member of the top management of a hospital group as well in sec...Sign up

Creating an Agile Organization
Nick Anderson, Business Consultant, United States, Member
Many see their world as complex, but do organizations need to be complex as a result? Under pressure you’ll see CEOs feeling the need for more control...Sign up

Competitive Agility, It's Importance and Benefits
Nhamo Phinias, HR Consultant, Member
Interesting stuff. I am happy to be on this site. Always usefull information; information which I can apply in real life situations to achieve my goal...Sign up

Creating an Agile Organisation
Arthur Panton, Consultant, Kenya, Member
@Nick Anderson: Creating an agile organisation
can be a high risk factor, so one needs to define the lower ech...Sign up

Competitive Agility in Grasping Work Environment
Yeshwant Moodliar, Consultant, India, Member
In the present changing environment this factor assumes lot of importance. In my opinion there are two prime issues viz:
1. Company must have a <...Sign up

Competitive Agility. Importance of Smartness
Emmanuel Duru, Analyst, Nigeria, Member
Competitive agility is the application of genuine and smart business strategies to gain greater market share within a business environment; taking cog...Sign up

Your Request for Focusing Change to Win
Nick Anderson, Business Consultant, United States, Member
@Amneh Masswadi : Hi Amneh, here's the link to the Sign up

Competitive Smartness
@Emmanuel Duru : I admire your comment on competitive agility..., that actually smartness should be adopted and sus...Sign up

Agility, Persistence and the Trust-Risk Relationship
Nick Anderson, Business Consultant, United States, Member
Trust is a lubricant for risk. Leaders must ask "where is risk?" - both real risk and perceived. This is the inevitable friction point...
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Change is Current State of Business
Dr Gary Jones, Business Consultant, Australia, Member
Prepare employees for change - at the moment it's the right state of business. If you don't keep moving, even though you think that you are on the rig...Sign up

Change is Current State of Business
Emmanuel Duru, Analyst, Nigeria, Member
@Gary Jones : Change is dynamic and so also is business. Change is like the stream of a river; if you step into it ...Sign up

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