by Robert Bluett - Founder and Chairman of People Plus Company Limited.
When most people think of an “Agile Organisation” they think of the industries which are in high-level competitive markets, the fast turn-around in products/services. But it is much more than that.
Agile Organisations stretch across almost all industries and it has more to do with adaptability to changes in the market, leading to development within the company, than it has to do with how many units you produce per day/week/month.
Here is an analogy to demonstrate the point:
Formula One racing is a physical example of the key points in Agile Organisations.
- It is an excellent example of teams working to precision, which demands a high level of collaboration and co-operation because changes in the field have to be addressed in seconds for the whole team to be competitive.
- The sum is greater than the collection of the parts - many sub-teams make up the total racing team - Ferrari, Red-bull Mercedes, etc
- The mechanical team, tires, engine, steering, etc. The electronics team, dealing with the electronic feedback to the teams in the pits, fuel consumption, engine temperature, tyre condition, etc. Physicians, Strategists, Manager, etc.
- From the driver to the car, to the teams, they all have to be top of their game. One weak link in the chain and they are not at the head of the pack.
- So from where does the agility come? From the selection of the best in all the teams to assertive communication leading to high levels of participation within a performance-based culture.
- It is fast-moving, and the environment (market) can change several times during a race from hot and dry, to dusty, to wet and humid and back to hot and dry.
- An agile company can deal with all the changes in the market and match these with the appropriate development within the teams.
- With the ever-accelerating changes in the market, agility will be essential in the future.
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