Agile Transformation: Becoming a Digital, Agile Business
Disruptive technologies revolutionise the rules of the game
A fast-paced world, characterised by change with little ability to plan for the medium to long term, is forcing companies to adopt new approaches. Digitalisation, the emergence of new key technologies such as artificial intelligence, the resulting increase in competition and the shortage of skilled workers are forcing companies to fundamentally rethink their business models. To be - and remain - competitive, an organisation today must be able to respond flexibly and quickly to change.
On the face of it, this is a challenge. On closer inspection, however, it becomes clear that change also offers huge opportunities and a multitude of possibilities.
In principle, this is not a new insight: companies need to be constantly on the move in order to secure long-term market advantages. Today, however, change is happening so fast that movement alone is no longer enough. Adaptability or resilience requires companies to work on their mobility - in other words, agility.
Today, agility is a key competency that every organisation, regardless of size, needs to address. Agile transformation is the path to agility. Agile transformation is a complex change process that focuses all areas of an organisation on adaptability and responsiveness, covering the cultural, process and structural levels of an organisation.
On this Trends website, we will guide you through the different dimensions of agile transformation and open up interesting, controversial and new insights.
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Agile only works in IT!Fact or misconception?
No more static thinking
The belief: Agile only works in IT. Under this pretext, many companies stick strictly to old paradigms, behaviors and processes. This is why agile transformation fails. This is why companies fail. They can no longer keep up with today's market environment.
In the modern business world, speed to market is the be-all and end-all to be – and stay – competitive. If organizations want to be crisis-proof, they must be able to act quickly despite complexity and changes with little planning. Only companies can do this if they are agile.
However, Agile is far too often misunderstood by business managers and is usually seen as a pure “IT topic”. – A fatal misconception.