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Business Agility and Adaptive leadership


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Business Agility and Adaptive leadership

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  2. 2. 2 It’s a VUCA World out there.. Leadership needs to take ownership of culture, Our primary influence as leaders in business is always on Volatile (Rate of change) Fast changing business environment. Uncertain (Lack of predictability) Ever increasing stakeholder expectations Complex (Issues and Chaos) Change of demographics, localization, changing customer profiles Ambiguous (Haziness of Reality) Fast paced tech growth, interconnected systems and newer geographies
  3. 3. 3 Business Agility  The ability to anticipate, reinvent, adapt, respond and change in extreme uncertainty.  Business agility adds value to the business enhancing the competitive advantage  Ability of a business to adapt rapidly and cost efficiently in response to changes in business environments  Ability of organizations to increase resiliency  Navigating through complexity, chaos and confusion  Ability of organization to determine strategy that is most beneficial for a business logic Systems can be managed, but people must be led
  4. 4. 4 Agility in Business : Components You don’t have to be in an excellent company to be an excellent leader
  5. 5. 5 Agile Process Being Inspired is better than being engaged
  6. 6. 6 Agile Minimal Framework Always be ready to step outside your comfort zone
  7. 7. 7 Agility focus ! Without Strategy, execution is aimless. Without execution, strategy is aimless Doing Agile • Sprint cycles, Sprint, PBL • Daily Standup, Task board • TDD, DevOps Being Agile at Team Level • Self organized teams • Scrum master as facilitator • Highly customer centric • Coaching for new role transitions • Coaching teams for improved performance Being Agile – Organization level • Individuals and teams – Vertical development • Management support on ongoing coaching • Moving from mechanistic to organic structure • Learning organizations
  8. 8. 8 Leaders focus on Business Agility Leadership is an aspiration Influence Collaboration Drive Awareness Agility Innovation Customer focused Enterprise thinking
  9. 9. 9 What is Culture If you get the culture right, most of other stuff will take care of itself “ Set of beliefs, values and shared assumptions that influence how employees behave, interact and perform in an organization ” Culture can be compared to natural forces such as winds and tides (Elements in the background) Top 3 items to check  Keystone behaviors  Mindset  Patterns The right culture can lead to high performing organization. Leads to high level emotional commitment.
  10. 10. 10 Organizational Culture Culture is your operating system Customs Values Norms Culture Freq Communication Flat hierarchies Customer Collaboration Shared leadership Self Organized teams Team support Collaboration Getting things done Cross functional teams Learning from mistakes Change is constant Responding to change
  11. 11. 11 Aspects of Culture Don’t think of leadership as a role, but think of yourself as a leader Culture Management Style Rules and Customs Social Behavior Attitude to work Personal development Benefits and Perks
  12. 12. 12 Culture eats strategy for breakfast, OE for Lunch
  13. 13. 13 Leadership traits for Business Agility A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything  Strategic Anticipation  Navigational Leadership  Agility  Resilience  Open Collaboration  Predictive Learning  Make value visible  Focus on doing things that add value to customer  Value must be measured in terms of business impact  Fail Fast and learning critical to innovation and sustainable organization success  Being able to adapt quicker than competition  Being able to adapt quicker that customer changing needs
  14. 14. 14 Design thinking : Business Agility A nations culture resides in the hearts of its people
  15. 15. 15 Agility is creating a “Innovation Culture” Culture is not a surface phenomenon, it is the core
  16. 16. 16 Leadership Nuggets on Social Media
  17. 17. 17 Recommended Read how-foursquare-netflix-spotify-are- developing-agile-organizations/