Agility is not a dog show

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Agility is not a dog show

  1. 1. 1<br />DOG SHOW!<br />AGILITY<br />IS NOT A<br />
  2. 2. 2<br />REAL QUICK ABOUT ME<br />Consultant at<br />Researcher at<br />Hopingsoon to befather of<br />Enjoyplaying<br />
  3. 3. 3<br />RESEARCH QUESTION<br />ONE SIMPLE<br />Which organizational practices are important determinants of organizational agility?<br />
  4. 4. 4<br />IF ONLY LIFE WAS THAT<br />SIMPLE<br />When do you need organizational agility?<br />What is an agile organization?<br />Can you become an agile organization?<br />
  5. 5. 5<br />1.<br />WHEN DO YOU<br />NEED AGILITY?<br />
  6. 6. 6<br />ORGANIZATIONAL<br />AGILITY<br />HELPS YOU TO COPE WITH<br />DYNAMICS<br />IN THE OUTSIDE WORLD<br />
  7. 7. 7<br />WHAT ARE DYNAMICS?<br />YES<br />NO<br />Bankruptcy of a client<br />New legislation<br />Projectsgetting killed<br />Economic crisis<br />OCCURING FREQUENTLY<br />The weather<br />New clients<br />UNPREDICTABLE<br />WITH IMPACT<br />
  8. 8. 8<br />TIMING IS <br />EVERYTHING<br />HOW FAR AHEAD CAN YOU<br />PREDICT THE FUTURE?<br />Go to survey<br />
  9. 9. 9<br />IT’S ALL ABOUT<br />PERCEPTION<br />
  10. 10. 10<br />2.<br />WHAT IS AN<br />AGILE<br />ORGANIZATION?<br />
  11. 11. 11<br />Theagile organization has three capabilities<br />Adapts to anything<br />Sees and knows all<br />Is in control<br />But how?<br />
  12. 12. 12<br />3.<br />WHAT DOES<br />AN AGILE<br />ORGANIZATION?<br />
  13. 13. 13<br />RESEARCH ON<br />IN MULTIPLE CASE STUDY<br />SIMILARITIES<br />
  14. 14. 14<br />THE OUTCOMES REVEIL<br />PRINCIPLES<br />AND<br />PRACTICES<br />
  15. 15. 15<br />Let’s start with the <br />Management Principles<br />The agile organization prefers collective cooperation over individual performance<br />The agile organization proactively builds and maintains a stable core<br />The agile organization balances (de)central and (in)formal coordination<br />
  16. 16. 16<br />The agile organization proactively builds and maintains a stable core<br />Planwhatcanbeplanned<br />Share a mindset<br />
  17. 17. 17<br />The agile organization prefers collective cooperation over individual performance<br />Stimulatecooperationbetween employees<br />Collaboration in sector and institutionalembedding<br />
  18. 18. 18<br />The agile organization balances (de)central and (in)formal coordination<br />Central coordinationonmindset, knowledge management and cooperation<br />Decentralcoordinationonexecution of core processes<br />
  19. 19. 19<br />Management practices based on the three competencies<br />Adapts to anything<br />Sees and knows all<br />Is in control<br />
  20. 20. 20<br />SEE AND KNOW ALL<br />The agileorganizationaims to collectand generatenewknowledgein linewith the strategiceffortto alignwith the dynamicsin the outsideworld.<br />Whenusinginformation and knowledgethe agileorganizationaims to develop, interpretand sharethisknowledge.<br />
  21. 21. 21<br />Invite outside experts<br />Use all available data<br />Stimulateinternalnetworks<br />Limitedeffort in documentation<br />Continuousevaluation<br />
  22. 22. 22<br />ADAPT TO ANYTHING<br />The agile organization aims to deploy the workforce in line with the strategic effort to align with the dynamics in the outside world.<br />The agile organization can move around (quantitatively and qualitavely) the workforce with ease.<br />
  23. 23. 23<br />Focus onsourcingresults<br />Manage numericflexibility<br />Focus onhelpingeachother<br />Mix in contract<br />Communicationaimed at mindset<br />Selective employee participation<br />Specificpersonnel planning<br />
  24. 24. 24<br />BE IN CONTROL<br />The agileorganization is in controlwithout boxing in the organizationor the individual.<br />
  25. 25. 25<br />Flat hierarchy<br />Decentralcoordinationthroughnetworks<br />Owninitiative<br />Centralcoordinationonspecifictheme’s<br />
  26. 26. 26<br />HOW AGILE IS<br />YOUR ORGANIZATION?<br />PLEASE SHARE<br />YOUR COMMENTS, VIEWS, EXPERIENCES, QUESTIONS…AND THESE SLIDES!<br />WWW.ORGANISATIONALAGILITY.COM<br />M.NIJSSEN@BERENSCHOT.COM<br />TWITTER.COM/MARK_NIJSSEN<br />

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