|What is Business Agility? | Agile Business Consortium|
Enabling businesses and individuals to be more adaptive, creative and resilient
What is Business Agility?
Business agility is the ability of an organisation to:
Business agility is concerned with the adoption of the evolution of values, behaviours and capabilities. These enable businesses and individuals to be more adaptive, creative and resilient when dealing with complexity, uncertainty and change leading to improved well-being and better outcomes.
What is an Agile Business?
An agile business is an organisation that embraces the agile philosophy and values at its core, from its people and culture, to its structure and technology. Consequently, an agile business is customer centric.
An agile business can respond quickly and effectively to opportunities and threats found in its internal and external environments (be they commercial, legal, technological, social, moral or political).
Why be Agile?
So, why agile? The future is unpredictable, and with the world and its technology changing ever faster, it is creating greater uncertainty to our needs and requirements. Businesses that embrace agile are able to adapt faster; delivering little and often, testing the environment and remaining customer focused.
In an agile business culture, uncertainty can be handled more efficiently by a team that is naturally more adaptive, flexible and innovative.
We have defined seven elements of agile culture DNA, and developed the free Agile Culture Development Matrix, which describes five levels of agility for each of the seven elements.
Pulse, the agile culture survey, shows you where your team sits for each of the seven elements.Pulse Survey
Agile Culture Development Matrix
Do you want to know how agile your team’s culture is, and how to develop it? The Agile Culture Matrix allows you to easily understand your team’s culture using five stages and the seven DNA elements of cultural agility.
The Framework for Business Agility
The Framework for Business Agility is designed to help organisations become more adaptive, creative and resilient. It has been developed in consultation with Consortium members and other agility practitioners who have contributed their real-world experience to its creation.
The framework illustrates the elements required to make any organisation truly agile. Running projects and business operations in an agile way is a key part of business agility, but they won’t make an organisation agile on their own. Agile businesses also need an agile strategy including an agile approach to their market.
Stay up to date with our work and the evolving framework.