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Agile organisations for real

– fit for humans, fit for the future

In a world where change is a constant, more and more organisations recognise the power of agility as it impacts the way we strategise, organise and change.

We believe that developing agile organisations for real calls for more than organisational refinements, procedural adjustments or the addition of a few tools. Instead, leaders of the future must revisit the fundamental assumptions and embedded beliefs that organisations are built on, in order to reignite and reconnect with the inherent entrepreneurial DNA.

Most large organisations will need to not only reinvent their business model to be fit for the future, but also nurture an entrepreneurial culture of continuous change and adaptation as opposed to reacting to periodical crises. This is an evolutionary development that holds extraordinary potential for unleashing talent, passion and innovation.

Below, we have listed a series of questions we often hear when talking to our clients. If some of these resonate with you, you might want to talk to us about …

… how to start understanding agility and what it really means
  • How can we be sure that agile is the right thing for us?
  • What is the best starting point for gathering experience with agility?
  • Where is the real value in adopting agile practices and principles?
  • How can we make sure that our teams have the ability to start working agile successfully?

    Contact: Markus Dörflinger, mdo@implement.swiss
… your operating model for enterprise agility
  • In what ways do we need to change our operating model to achieve high agility as an organisation?
  • How can we manage the link between development and operational value streams?
  • How do we modularise or disintegrate our products and organisation to achieve procedural independency?

    Contact: Luzius Bäckert, luba@implement.swiss
… self‐organising teams in operational business
  • Where and how can we operate with self-organising teams in our operating model?
  • How can we ensure that self‐organising teams perform well?
  • What skills do we need? What internal standards do we need to set?
  • How can we take our employees on the journey towards self‐organisation?

    Contact: Casper Meili, cam@implement.swiss
… an agile project factory
  • What needs to be true to achieve higher project impact more quickly and with lower risk?
  • What do we need to do to make our project workflows seamless and fast across functional boundaries?
  • How can we make all project members feel responsibility for creating user impact rather than being focused on milestones and deliverables?

    Contact: Michael Ehlers, meh@imlement.dk
… how to integrate performance management and agile
  • How can we measure our agility? What are the relevant KPIs, and how do we collect the data?
  • What exactly is the role of performance management in an agile operating model?
  • What needs to be directed by management and what can be decided by the team?

    Contact: Marco Bäriswyl, mbar@implement.swiss
… leaders who multiply the power of others
  • Do we currently have the capability for agile leadership in our organisation?
  • What do we need to do to make our leaders on all levels see their job as a service and not a control task?
  • How can we make sure that our decisions are taken in an open, collaborative way by the people with best insight?

    Contact: Eva Best, evbe@implement.swiss

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Explore our thoughts on building truly agile organisations, filmed at Implement Thought Leaders 2019.

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