If your answer to these four questions is ‘yes’ then come and explore the potential of Requisite Agility, the 6th generation of agility-oriented organisation development models.
developed the construct of the Agile Paradigm. Defining it as a pathway for developing an organisation’s capacity to meet the needs of micro-market segments better than rivals.
found that only enterprises with deep Dynamic Capabilities had the leadership, culture and resources to be successfully agile.
defined the Agile Manifesto that dynamically integrated planning and doing within efficient project groups.
was developed by NATO. It demonstrated that technological innovations can profoundly increase systemic agility, thereby defining agility as being a Socio-Technical Capability.
enabled processes for Enterprise-Wide Agility to be codified including the influential and inspirational ‘Lean Start-up’ model.
has developed the concept of Requisite Agility that is radically different from previous approaches as it is contingent (depending on circumstances) and not a one-size-fits-all model.
The workshop director is Dr David L Francis who was the Team Leader of the first academic research study to identify the importance of Requisite Agility more than 20 years ago. Dr Francis has continued to investigate the managerial challenges of becoming effectively agile advising organisations as diverse as a silicon valley technology leader, one of the largest food companies in the world, a UN Agency sponsoring projects to help impoverished communities and an order of the Roman Catholic Church.
Dr Francis is a member of CENTRIM (the Centre for research into Change Management, Entrepreneurship and Innovation) within the School for Business and Law, University of Brighton. CENTRIM investigated how managers can transform their organisation to become effectively agile for more than two decades. Currently Dr Francis is a Facilitator of the UK Government’s Help-to-Grow programme which is tasked with the development of agility in
more than 30,000 smaller enterprises in the UK.
The members of the workshop faculty are leading change agents who have worked internationally on agility development with many organisations.
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The majority of CEOs have a top-five priority to-do which is to ‘drive my organisation to become productively agile and, therefore, future-ready in a world experiencing revolutionary change’. So, the big question for CEOs to answer is ‘how are we to be agile in ways that are functional, not dysfunctional?’
Agile Dysfunction is to (i) have too much or too little agility; (ii) adopt a dysfunctional type of agility; (iii) be agile in the wrong places; (iv) prioritise short-term agility, without developing sufficient resilience to cope with future challenges and (v) fail to acquire the foundational capabilities required to underpin organisational agility.
Despite these hazards an increasing number of companies and not-for-profit organisations have no option but to search for ways to become productively agile in ways that are fit-for-purpose in a world experiencing revolutionary change.
Requisite Agility has been developed from 20 years of research into how companies and not-for-profit organisations succeed in adopting agile mindsets, skillsets and processes while achieving efficiency, effectiveness, reliability, risk-management, quality, responsibility and organisational coherence. There is no one-size-fits-all solution. Adopting Requisite Agility enables an organisation to identify needs in depth, select the optimal agile management models and integrate agility within other managerial requirements.
Learn how to move beyond the constraints of current forms of agile thinking. How to scale agility based on how ‘requisite’ is understood for each function, team and realm.
Through this emerging worldview of ecosystem thinking, every human enterprise must catalyze itself as an ecosystem (within a broader ecosystem) that embodies foresight, requisite agility, sustainability, robustness, resilience and humanity while embracing the edge.
This is the exploration of a relevant concept, issue, or problem that integrates the perspectives of multiple disciplines in order to connect new knowledge and deeper understanding to real-life experiences.