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Leading Teams Through Challenging Times

Business today is fundamentally different than even a year ago – agility is the key to success now. You need to be nimble and flexible as you respond to changes and shifts in planning yet have the confidence to get predictable (and better) outcomes that demonstrate significant value to your customers and stakeholders. That’s what it means to be agile in today’s world.

3 Tips to Leading Successfully in an Agile Environment

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For an organization to successfully in adopt an agile way of working, it’s leaders need to change their ways of working. Do you know the saying, “What got you here won’t get you there?” That is especially true when moving to an agile way of working, because the behaviors and mindset that led to success in the past, especially in traditional, hierarchical organizations, don’t work in an agile environment.

 

Agile Leadership is the Success Driver

Ultimately trust (organizational, leadership, and team) is one of the biggest benefits of Agile Leadership. It also:

  • - Aligns organization in the midst of complex and dynamic environments
  • - Creates and sustains an environment that supports innovation
  • - Strengthens adaptability and responsiveness at all levels to changing business needs
  • - Drives better quality outcomes with less wasted time and resources
  • - Builds engagement, collaboration and stronger relationships while breaking down silos
  • - Increases employee effectiveness and productivity
  • - Reduces organizational risk (talent loss, planning, quality, systems)

 

Agile is Bigger than Tech

Leaders in many organizations are exploring or implementing Agile. While you might think that it applies primarily to software product development, it adapts readily to many other areas of business, including:

Picture2The Agile methodology focuses on setting a strategy or vision, implementing an incremental approach to planning and execution, driving predictable outcomes that add more value to customers and their experience, and aligning, developing and empowering teams to make decisions and execute. All of which depend on effective leadership.

The benefits of being an Agile organization are many, including empowered teams, improved innovation, higher customer satisfaction, higher product quality, faster ROI and less risk with predictable outcomes.

 

We can help you realize these benefits with
a customized plan for your organization.

For more information, contact Dr. Judy Johnson, Vice President and Managing Director of Aspirant's Organizational Effectiveness practice, at judy.johnson@aspirant.com, or schedule a time below.