5 Dimensions of Business Agility

Organisations that are looking to embrace Business Agility often start by creating a project plan and attempt to analyse what needs to happen within their current context or existing organisational structures. This results in the transformation taking much longer and probably even completely failing. Often the organisations leadership decide to revert back to what they were doing prior wasting a lot of time, energy and budget.

Agility can be designed using a variety of approaches, including using prescribed frameworks like SAFe, LeSS or an organisation can develop their own approach. Orchard Coaching has found the most likely way to ensure a transformation successfully embeds the organisational cultural change required is to have a version that fits into your organisations current context which is often based on a framework that has already been proven effective.

To achieve the balance needed using an existing framework and the customisation for an organisations context is to analyse the outcomes your organisation is aiming to achieve using the 5 Dimensions of Agility. This will ensure all key areas are understood, the impact understood and where your organisation needs to focus.

In the excellent book Unlocking Agility by Hesselberg, he also highly recommends creating an Agile Working Group to not only conduct the analysis but to continue to work throughout the transformation in those five dimensions tracking progress and focusing in those ares – Orchard Coaching couldn’t agree more.

Source: Unlocking Agility
By Jorgen Hesselberg


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