Agility is defined as “a skill-related component of physical fitness related to the ability to rapidly change the position of the entire body in space with speed and accuracy. In business, agility is the organization’s capacity to change course, controlling the direction while maintaining momentum. Agility is essential in sports; it is vital in business.
Unproductive meetings, ineffective communications, and lots of talks but few decisions made are some of the symptoms of a culture that does not value agility. Some leaders lack agility because they do not believe they have the competency and resources to tackle challenges.
An organization where leaders lack a sense of urgency, use ineffective prioritization processes, are unclear about goals, swim in a “no” culture, and waste time in endless debates needs a culture change. The organization needs agility as a core value.
Agility is also a supervisory skill. Explore how you can develop agility skills.
Innovation is key. Only those who have the agility to change with the market and innovate quickly will survive.
Agility is the ability to adapt and respond to change … agile organizations view change as an opportunity, not a threat.
Success today requires the agility and drive to constantly rethink, reinvigorate, react, and reinvent.
Success is no longer about changing strategies more often but having the agility to execute multiple strategies concurrently. And success requires CEOs to develop the right leadership capabilities, workforce skills, and corporate cultures to support digital transformation.
I’m not the fastest guy, but when it comes to agility, getting in and out of cuts, and seeing something and going to get it, I do my best to make sure that’s on point.