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Create an agile organization in 4 steps

Mar 08, 2018
From Advisory Institute

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Create an agile organization in 4 steps
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From the Advice Worth Keeping podcast series
Hosted by Stan Lepeak, Global Research Director,
KPMG LLP Management Consulting


Customers’ expectations and behaviors are evolving far faster than most organizations can address. A new generation of workers possess values markedly different from their predecessors. And startup companies can go from zero to full scale more rapidly than ever before, giving rise to new competitors seemingly overnight.

Organizations need to adapt quickly to navigate these shifting currents. That means adopting an agile operating model to turn challenges into opportunities.

Businesses can facilitate this agility by becoming what we call a “connected enterprise”— a company that has become truly customer-centric by connecting the front office with the middle and back office, enabling the entire enterprise to deliver creative customer experiences that are relevant, differentiated, and profitable.

While each company will have its own path to creating the ideal agile operating model, in this podcast you will hear Duncan Avis, Kim Huddle, and Leila Shin discuss four steps every business should consider as it works to enable agility throughout the organization:

  • Clarify and communicate what agility means to your organization
  • Determine the capabilities you need from your workforce and how to organize your operations
  • Consider the right sourcing model for your flavor of agility
  • Revisit your governance structure.


Duration: Approximately 16 minutes.  Activate the recording with the play button over the image.


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