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THREE PRIMARY STRATEGIES FOR AGILITY ACROSS THE ORGANIZATION [#Agile #AgileStrategies #Organization]

STRATEGY #1: ELIMINATING HIERARCHY
STRATEGY #2: CREATING EMPOWERED, SELF-DIRECTED TEAMS
STRATEGY #3: DIVERSIFY THE MAKEUP OF TEAMS

STRATEGY #1: ELIMINATING HIERARCHY
Changing the traditional, hierarchical organizational structure and introducing a flatter structure is fundamental to building an Agile organization. Flattening of the organizational structure is dependent on creating networks of teams empowered to take action.

STRATEGY #2: CREATING EMPOWERED, SELF-DIRECTED TEAMS
Organizations must also create the right dynamics for teams to effectively and quickly collaborate and make quick decisions. Eliminating hierarchy is not enough. Leaders must rethink roles and teams to support empowerment and collaboration. The teams of the future must be self-directed, work toward a common goal, have the autonomy to make and act on decisions, and rapidly adapt to evolving demands.

STRATEGY #3: DIVERSIFY THE MAKEUP OF TEAMS
One of the most tangible ways organizations can achieve agility in their operations is to build a workforce model that includes employees both on and off their balance sheet – including freelancers, contingent workers, contractors and consultants. An integrated workforce allows companies to build more diverse teams of specialized talent, with new perspectives and approaches to solving problems.

TEAM PERFORMANCE COMMON THREAD AMONG THE THREE PRIMARY AGILE STRATEGIES
Each of the agile strategies above have one thing in common: they require teams to perform work effectively. Every team member brings with him / her their unique behavioral style, values, problem-solving and decision-making approaches. Organizations must identify these different work styles and determine how best the team will communicate, make decisions, resolve conflicts and interact with one another.

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