Discussing findings from our latest Agile Culture Survey with the Agile Business Consortium
Key takeaways that stirred the conversation:
1. Leadership’s Substantial Impact on Business Agility
There is an undeniable influence leaders have over business agility. Their actions and decisions ripple through the organisation, shaping its agility and overall performance.
2. Necessary Shifts for Enhanced Agility
Leaders who set clear direction, create a safe environment and empower can substantially elevate business agility and performance. Embracing change is not just a recommendation; it’s a strategic imperative.
3. Leaders in a Vulnerable Space
Leaders are themselves navigating uncharted waters. The current landscape demands constant adaptation, both in the external environment and within themselves. It’s a moment of vulnerability requiring astute leadership.
4. Sensitively Nurturing Behavioural Changes
Support leaders in fortifying their behaviours for enhanced agility demands a nuanced approach.
5. Experiential Learning
Encourage leaders to witness exemplars of success, understanding the journey taken to achieve it, and bringing possibilities to life.
6. Incremental Behavioural Shifts
Initiate a leader’s transformation with small, manageable behavioural changes at a pace they can comfortably absorb.
7. Building Confidence through Results
Focus on delivering tangible, meaningful results to bolster leaders’ confidence and embolden them to pursue further shifts.
8. Transparent Communication
A resounding emphasis on continuous, transparent communication to relay progress. Sharing success stories inspires others to experiment with their behaviours.
9. Crucial Role of Agile Coaches
Agile coaches emerge as linchpins in supporting leadership shifts. However, their efficacy hinges on a diverse skill set encompassing not only agile methodologies but also strategic problem-solving, general consulting, and coaching skills.
In a landscape teeming with change, leadership continues be be a pivotal capability that needs further development.