Business Disruption Teaches Agility
When organizations were figuring out how to work safely, how to pivot their business and how to survive, they were actually learning to be agile. They were anticipating new demands, challenges and opportunities, adapting their plans to these things, and accelerating the delivery of work. We call this business agility and it’s a skill that many organizations practiced again and again without even knowing it.
- Anticipate - The ability to identify, foresee, or forecast demands, requirements, opportunities, threats, and changes.
- Adapt - The ability to decide when and how to change course and to take steps to do so.
- Accelerate - The ability to speed up the execution of projects and implementation of initiatives through improved productivity and effectiveness.
Business agility allows organizations to future-proof their business. Although the world will eventually return to normal again, there will always be more disruptions in the future. We can’t predict what these disruptions will be or when they will come, but organizations that know business agility will be able to persevere.