Agility is the business superpower of the 21st century

Agility is the business superpower of the 21st century

The Problem – We live in a rapidly changing world

One thing is certain in today’s business world and that’s rapid change. The rate of change is constantly accelerating. Technology is changing almost on a daily basis and business models are continually under threat, due to increased competition and globalisation. Strategies and plans are changing rapidly, it is difficult to find stability in today’s business world.  

Consequences of a rapidly changing world
  1. Organisations can no longer survive on traditional left-brain thinking capabilities. Right-brain thinking capabilities are equally as important
  2. Crisis mode has taken priority, resulting in very little time for thinking about fresh ideas
  3. Management has taken priority over leadership, leaving people uninspired
  4. Competition is intense. Collaboration is suffering
  5. Organisations and individuals are busier than ever, struggling to manage their wellbeing and find meaning and purpose in their work
The corresponding solutions to the above issues. 
  1. Whole-brain thinking
  2. Innovation and fresh thinking
  3. Inspirational leadership
  4. Effective collaboration
  5. Increased wellbeing and meaning

The organisations that will be successful in today’s world are the ones that learn how to develop the agility ability. This is the key capability needed for organisations to not only survive, but thrive!

Businessman Superhero With Sunset In City

Agility is the businness equivalent of self-actualisation. The agility superpower is composed of a number individual componets or superpowers, as outlined in the equation below:

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Agile organisations are healthy, innovative and collaborative organisations, run by inspired leaders and managers. They are great places to work and provide people with a sense of meaning and purpose. In agile organisations, productivity and flexibility rule over busyness, as they operate in a conscious manner that uses the whole-brain power of their workforce.

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