This Business Briefing is designed to bring leaders together to learn about, reflect on and discuss recent research and the key competencies for organisational agility in the context of the massive changes that are anticipated from widespread technological advancements.
Today organisations need to gather and act on information, make decisions quickly and implement them to meet the rapidly-evolving requirements of customers and the business environment. The ability to do so is becoming increasingly important in this era of digital transformation and advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI). We provide a framework for leaders, addressing important considerations for those who want to approach building agility within their organisation in a focused, deliberate way.
Having a culture that seeks out new information and embraces continuous change in a collaborative way to drive innovation promises to be the new competitive advantage. According to a recent Forbes Insights survey of more than 1,000 C-level executives, 81% of executives consider agility to be the most important characteristic of a successful organisation.
Understanding what it takes to build agility, as well as employees’ current attitudes toward and expectations of AI, can provide important insights for business leaders undertaking their own agility transformations and a clear focus for their agility-enhancing efforts.