According to McKinsey & Company, market forces are driving companies away from a management-driven structure and toward being more agile. Although the shift is slow, there is plenty of evidence to show that being agile is how companies will thrive going forward. But what does being agile look like?
It’s having a company-wide shared purpose and vision, hyper-awareness of opportunities and flexible resources. There’s a network of empowered teams. The organizational chart is relatively flat, but roles are clear and accountable. There are active partnerships and teams that are created for a specific purpose.
Agile companies are continuously learning, have rapid decision cycles, and transparent information systems. The environment is dynamic and cohesive. The people have entrepreneurial drive and role mobility. And technology is ever evolving to support rapidly changing business goals.