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Generation Agile | Agile Business Consortium

Generation Agile

Bridging the gap between Generation Agile and businesses around the globe

Are you ready for Generation Agile?

60% of today’s 11 year olds will go on to have jobs that haven’t been invented yet.

As a generation, those under 30 years of age are used to these kinds of uncertain environments and are adept at managing them.

Many of this generation don’t use the word agile, instead they reference adaptability, flexibility, resilience, complex problem solving, creativity and more.

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Generation Agile Month

This September, join us for a month of workshops, webinars and more!

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What we do know, based on a 2018 World Economic Forum report, is that the top ten skills for jobs in 2022 include a large proportion of specifically agile skills:

  1. Analytical thinking and innovation
  2. Active learning and learning strategies
  3. Creativity, originality and initiative
  4. Technology design and programming
  5. Critical thinking and analysis
  6. Complex problem solving
  7. Leadership and social influence
  8. Emotional intelligence
  9. Reasoning, problem solving and ideation
  10. Systems analysis and ideation

These are all skills that we hope to see in our agile teams, and in the very near future the skills that businesses want to see in almost all their employed talent – including those already in the workforce.

A person using an agile task board.
A collection of people interacting as a focus group.

What some have failed to consider is that the naturally agile generation has a different working approach to traditional business. Agile employees thrive best when they are within an environment which supports their needs, and businesses that don’t meet their requirements for an agile culture are at a significant disadvantage when it comes to recruiting.

Following our initial discussions with members of Generation Agile, we found that the most important things they are looking for from an organisation are:

  1. An empowered team
  2. Flexible working
  3. Putting people first

The Agile Business Consortium is working to bridge the gap between Generation Agile and businesses around the globe, helping organisations to adjust their culture in order to facilitate the naturally agile and enable themselves to attract top talent.

It is our collective duty to support Generation Agile, and with the naturally agile thriving in the world of work.

The average age of a Project Manager has dropped from 42 to 36 – we are here to help organisations to develop into the agile environments that our young people need.

A group of students working together on a project.

Generation Agile Survey

Take part in our latest survey. Find out how to be better prepared, as we focus on skills for the future.

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White Paper: Why We Need Generation Agile

We believe in the value of agile thinking and it’s necessity for the challenges that the future will bring our businesses and societies. This whitepaper sets out why it's so important to make agility and agile skills a core part of the education of our young people.

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Resources

Blog: Are You Ready for Generation Agile..?

As we move into a future that is Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous, our next-generation leadership will be more naturally agile than ever before. Are you ready for Generation Agile?

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Case Study: AgileDS at the University of Hull

Using the Agile Business Consortium’s AgileDS™ (Agile Digital Services) approach to give graduates the opportunity to develop and grow their skills on live projects.

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Blog: How Agile Can Influence Educators

Turns out that the GCSE qualification is 30 years old this year. This has raised the profile of an ongoing discussion around the fitness-for-purpose of the UK education system.

Read More

Show Your Support

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If you’re interested in joining the discussion and being a part of our ongoing research, focus groups and roundtables, sign up here.

Contact Us

Tel: + 44 (0)1233 611162
Email: info@agilebusiness.org

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About Us

The Agile Business Consortium is the professional body for Business Agility, and our high value, low cost membership is open to everyone.

Wherever you are on your journey to agility, we are there to support you. We create and share agile research, case studies, resources and tools that help you to compete in today’s disrupted world.

We’ve been contributing to agile knowledge for 25 years and are the world’s oldest agility-orientated organisation. A registered not-for-profit, we’re the brains behind AgilePM®, AgileBA®, AgilePgM® and AgileDS™. Over 100,000 people around the globe are now AgilePM certified.

 

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