In the spirit of community, we invite a kaleidoscope of perspectives that span clients, coaches/consultants, authors, and influencers across industries/domains and vantage points to explore their experience with Agility, Business Agility, Transformation, Digital Transformation, Culture, and Leadership.

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James Key Lim

“Business agility is the ability to adapt to change in a way that allows the business to survive and thrive.”

Lisa Nemeth Cavanagh

“Business agility is the ability for organizations to continually adapt to the ever-evolving business, technology and cultural demands which influence their business. It requires awareness of these demands, a discipline to identify how they are or may influence their business, and a courage to take the actions necessary to adapt. It is a mindset that must be cultivated and nurtured throughout an organization to allow it to survive and thrive.”

Amanda Kreutziger

“Business Agility is the clarity an organization possesses on how they generate customer and stakeholder value and the ability to mobilize all parts of itself: people, process and technology to shift and adapt as quickly as possible to any new data or changing conditions, internal or external, that allow it to generate this value with greater insight, speed or quality.”

Tyson Hill

“Business Agility is the mindset that drives a culture to effectively operate in volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous environment. It is a collection of principles and practices that can be applied to allow businesses to drive fast and still steer outcomes based on customer or market inputs. It can be measured in the ability of an organization or company to pivot and flex to respond while maintaining the cohesiveness and safety of the group.”

Barbara Trautlein

“Business agility at the individual, team, and organizational levels . . . Are we able to deftly respond to changes in our environment? Do we sense what’s happening externally and proactively seek to learn and grow in new directions? Are we simultaneously able to remain true to our core — keep pointing true north — while keeping pace with change — dynamic homeostasis? Do we wisely discern between reinvention and stability — and promote courageous conversations to enable all voices to be heard and contribute up, down, and across our systems?”

Barbara O’Connor

“Business agility is like clean energy for tomorrows workforce – it self-renews and replenishes from the reduction in friction in our minds and structures as we shift from attacking to accepting change: good for people, good for business.”

Gerald Lackey

“At the end of the day, Business Agility is not about adopting a set of tools or new org structures, although these may be elements of the solution. It is more fundamentally about adopting a new set of beliefs about how to compete in a fast-paced, disruptive market. Once those beliefs are adopted, the choice of tools, org structure, and operating model will not only be self-evident, they will be unique to every company who undertakes this journey; just as unique as their business strategy.”

John Manganaro

“Business agility is the means by which an organization aligns its people and processes to strategically address factors both within and outside of its control.
With a disciplined plan of action, a highly agile organization can quickly attack a valuable market opportunity. Identifying a gap that is relevant to its customers, an agile company can align team members from all parts of the organization to maximize their ability to capture that opportunity. This type of execution requires the entire organization to not only maintain a consistent agile strategy, but to align all departments to the overall vision of the organization in order to quickly AND consistently move as a whole.”

Anoop Tiwari

“Business Agility comes from two distinct organizational competencies – 1) ability to sense a change in customer preference and business landscape 2) ability to promptly respond to position the firm in advantageous position through internal rapid experimentation (internally or through relationship with vendors and partners).”

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Ali Husain

“In simple terms business Agility is how effectively an organization can adapt to changing market forces. But when we probe deeper, it’s about staying connected with the aspects of people, processes and technology at all the times. It’s sticking to the unflinching commitment of continuous improvement while investing in people, the greatest asset of any organization.”

Denise DiPiano

“Business agility is more than a way of conducting business. It requires a transformation of how an organization hires, develops and manages their associates and a change from the traditional organization structure and hierarchy; it is a cultural change.”

Kayley Crocket

“As the ‘business’ side matures in their application of agile practices, they are naturally calling into question the separation of the software development teams and are starting to experiment with true end to end delivery teams inclusive of all business parts (strategy, design, business and technology execution). Having this type of team make up with clear goals, planning, problem solving, and learning cycles accelerate the overall business / company’s ability to respond to constantly changing conditions that allow us a vital edge of competition in the marketplace and greater satisfaction with employees having a holistic understanding of their role and the value they provide.”

Alan Kamis

“Business agility allows organizations to respond rapidly to internal and external changes without losing momentum, vision or compromising its values. It is only achievable when the organization’s culture embraces transparency, trust and safety vs the fear of the unknown.”

Roberto Laghi

“Business agility is the ability of a Company to rapidly change, adapt and evolve in response to challenges and opportunities created by their external and internal environments.”

Arie van Bennekum

“Business agility is a no-brainer. I never did agility for IT only because it doesn’t give you anything. Business agility means having the corporate capability to respond to change and based on this being able to bring your products (or services or whatever) earlier to market with better business value and strong internal quality. Software on its own doesn’t do anything, it’s always the combination of software and all the other aspect, like marketing and legal (and anything else, that is required) to go to market. A very fast IT department and very slow rest of the organization still makes the delivery to market slow. You can’t afford being slow anymore because there is always some competition somewhere that’s fast.”

Miguel Fernandes Pala

“Business agility is the ability to modify current or create new business capabilities to respond to market changes, in order to align with evolving customer needs related to the mission of the organisation.”

Si Alhir

“Business agility involves adaptation (sense and respond) and evolution (cycles and scales) . . . the 5 Es and 5 Cs . . . Ecosystem / Configuration, Engagement / Connection, Entrepreneurship / Congruence, Enterprise (Ecosystem-organization) / Coherence, Experience / Calibration.”