Walking the Talk is running a series of monthly Virtual Roundtables beginning on Tuesday 5th November and occurring on the first Tuesday of every month. The first will be focused on the outcomes of our “Be-ing agile” research report, which looks at organisational agility and how it interconnects with corporate culture.
Is your company agile? Are you looking to make your organisation more agile?
Take our quiz to see how ready your company is to adopt an agile approach to culture.
After ten years of implementation of Agile by organisations around the world, I’m only seeing mitigated success. Agile takes its roots in the 2001 Agile Manifesto, when software development adopted the idea of “Agile” in an effort to make software development more efficient and purpose driven. The more cynical of us might say that Agile is just another consulting fad, destined to rise and fade as have BPR, Lean, and Six-Sigma. The more optimist among us will say that Agile has helped to bring awareness of the need to do things differently, and to think differently, to the business community.
Creating an agile culture involves fundamentally rethinking how you run your organisation and most organisations that we spoke to in our recent research felt that they had not yet fully mastered the transition to an agile culture.
For many, Agile is associated with the technology part of your business or one or two pockets in your organisation. It is often thought of as set of routines and practices – stand up meetings, retrospectives, Kanban, etc. We refer to this as DO-ing agile.