Note: Decide whether you will assess the organization as a whole - or a specific team, department or division.
| “Is this statement currently true of us?”
|| Scale: NO=1; Somewhat= 3; YES=5 |
YOUR AGILITY SCORE: 0
If you scored near or above 100, you're clearly in an organization that has gone beyond
mere awareness of a need to adapt to frequent change --
beyond even building a capacity to adapt quickly..,
all the way to making your ability to learn faster than the competition a key
competitive advantage. Congratulations. (We'd love to write an article about you, give us a call!)
If your responses point out possible areas of weakness, what to do? Sure, Signet can probably help you make the shift to greater agility. But first, ask a few colleagues to fill out this Assessment as well, and then have a conversation to compare perceptions.
At Signet, we have come to believe that achieving real agility requires challenging two assumptions that used to make sense:
The world is basically stable, with occasional changes to adjust to;
Efficiency and specialization rule, so leadership, learning and execution should be separate functions in our organization.
These two mindsets support agility. We invite you to try them on and consider the implications for your organization:
Our world will change frequently and even suddenly, with occasional periods of stability;
To be effective in this world we must link the way we lead, learn and execute - every day.
One way to do that is to think about the challenges and opportunities
facing your organization - where would re-thinking the pre-existing approach really make a difference?
__ "Bet the company" projects or initiatives
__ Projects requiring synchronization across groups or functions
__ Being prepared for rapid growth
__ Transition following a merger or aquisition
__ Developing leadership and accountability
An efficient way to build this integration is through a
set of disciplines
built into the normal flow of work, anchored by the Action Review Cycle.
If you would like to discuss your Agility assessment, or how Signet might help build agility in your organization, please contact us.
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