The speed of change is requiring all businesses to develop greater agility in every aspect of their organization. Agility is needed in order to stay competitive and reach customer expectations.
The old school command and control leadership model was predicated on distrust. Time clocks, set hours, closed door meetings, having to ask the boss to schedule time off, electronic pass keys, and the hierarchy of approval are all restrictive elements of a command and control work environment. Restriction that inhibits organizational agility.
The Agile Business is focused on moving the organization forward swiftly, pro-actively and with the intent of doing what is best for the swarm (the organization). The Agile Advantage occurs when a high performance culture is established where leaders develop top talent, giving them the freedom to do what they do best without restriction. The Agile Advantage is a work environment built on flexibility, as opposed to stability. Thus, enabling the employees to swarm their intelligence to innovate, grow and develop the organization proactively to customer demands and market shifts.
Typically, significant transitions in business are, taking on a new product line, opening a new location, converting to new software, working for a new boss, or creating a different marketing model. These are adjustments, part of the process of growth and improvement.
However, these transitions in an Agile Business are a daily activity. What was once considered significantly challenging is becoming the routine to maintain success at the speed of change in the new economy.
This is why the Agile Business model is the most successful business culture in this time. The more active, alert and agile a business is, the easier proactive transitions can become commonplace.
This is the Agile Advantage.