Creating stability in the organization
Last but not least, working agile creates stability in organizations. As mentioned above, stability is the backbone of agility. Agile promises the creation of teams of empowered individuals with a sense of purpose, transparent workflows, and groups of people working hard towards shared and clearly defined goals.
Research by McKinsey shows that organizational agility is on the rise and becoming essential. The world is changing quickly, and business environments are increasingly complex and volatile. The need to work more agile is top of mind in most industries.
According to McKinsey’s research, the more unstable business environments are, the more inclined organizations are to transform to a more agile way of working. In today’s challenging and unstable environment with a rampant pandemic, becoming agile seems inevitable for most organizations.
However, to date, few organization-wide agile transformations have been completed. Organizations often tend to apply agile working methods to activities closest to their customers or users. This is no surprise since customer centricity is often one of the top reasons organizations transform ways of working.
Companies have higher aspirations to become agile, especially when responding to current challenges. Dynamic practices enable companies to respond to rapidly changing business environments. If you are not working on it, becoming more agile should be one of your top priorities.