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We’re in the age of organisational agility. Whatever the disruption of the moment, the most successful organisations are the most agile.

But true organisational agility is hard. It confronts teams and leaders with totally new ways of working. And it demands the ripping up of much of what is taken for granted today. All too often, organisational agility becomes diluted, fails to scale or sees reversion to old habits. 

Our new report lifts the lid on what it takes to achieve organisational agility. Drawing on our work on some of the world’s largest agile transformations, it reveals – with a fair few surprises – the four necessities for making organisational agility a reality.

New report: The secrets of organisational agility

New report: How leaders of the pack make agility stick

Building on our groundbreaking research that proved agile organisations achieve better all-round success, our latest report digs deeper to explore how leaders can ensure they achieve lasting organisational agility.

We’ve worked on some of the largest agile transformations in the world. And while no two transformations are the same and there’s no instruction manual, we’ve unearthed the four necessities for making organisational agility a reality and to become leaders of the pack.

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Four necessities for organisational agility

Having worked at the frontline of the world’s biggest agile transformations, we know there are four necessities for leaders to ensure they achieve organisational agility. 

  • Success calls for leaders to take up new measures, structures and leadership styles, casting off their old equivalents. Anything less can be destructive.

  • A successful move to agility starts with careful and considerable work before any wider organisational pronouncements. It's these early hard yards that set you up for success.

  • Contrary to the approach of traditional agile evangelists, success calls for leaders to resolutely stick to a set of non-negotiables that are clearly defined from the outset.

  • Lasting agile success requires leaders who support, own and live the change, right through the organisation – and this calls for tough decisions.

The evolution of the agile organisation​. Why organisational agility?

Why old dogs need to learn ingenious new tricks

Our global survey of 500 leaders across a range of industries showed that a commitment to organisational agility can make a crucial difference to success.​

Explore the link between five dimensions of agility and top-tier financial performance, and find out why organisational agility is the key to going further, faster.

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A new way of running your business

Embedding and scaling agility goes beyond individual ‘Agile’ programmes. It’s a culture and a mindset that can help you deliver better all-round performance.

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