Organisational agility is increasingly critical for the survival of organisations in turbulent environments. Your organisation needs to be sufficiently agile to take advantage of windows of strategic opportunities , and avoid risks, to be able to execute a strategy and survive. We define agility as the ability to redirect resources in a timely way, faster than the changes in the organisation’s environment and faster than the rate of change by competitors. This requires situational awareness (ability to sense and make sense of the environment), coupled with swift ways to reach decisions and then enact them.
Efficiency can be the enemy of agility, as it reduces both the resource available and the ‘gene pool’ history of invention. We can help you to balance the two competing drivers of agility and efficiency.