Leadership Agility is the ability to rage effective action in complex rapid changing conditions. Team and organizational agility refer to the same set of capacities. Organizational agility is an ability for an organization to renew itself, adapt, change quickly, and succeed in a rapidly changing, ambiguous, turbulent environment. Agility is not incompatible with stability – agility requires stability.
Organizations striving to grow and sustain their success in these dynamic times often try to identify the characteristics in their executives that will propel the enterprise toward its potential. The prevailing thought goes something like this: we want greater organizational agility so what does that look like in our key people? Fair question, but not likely to lead them where they want to go.
The challenge is Organizational Agility is an outcome we can measure organizationally not a personal characteristic. The executives can do a number of things to increase the organization’s agility but they themselves don’t exhibit it.
Let's discuss all of these with Abiodun Osoba (International Lean/Agile Coach & Trainer for Enterprise Transformations)