Operations & IT

Agile Organizations

Agile organization is a new set of principles and practices that is revolutionizing how businesses are structured and operated.
Agile organisations draw upon their pool of talent to create highly flexible teams that are uniquely focused on a given task. These teams are given a high degree of autonomy and driven to be extremely responsive to the precise demands of the existing market for the relevant products.

The traditional model of a business involves a rigid top-down hierarchy with clearly defined departments or ‘silos’ that all workflow must pass through. This traditional organisational model is cumbersome, slow to react to changing circumstances, and produces goods and services that fail to meet the full demands of the market.
By contrast, a business that employs the principles and practices of agile organisation will be composed of highly flexible temporary teams that are each designed to deliver specific outcomes related to the company’s products.
The end result is a system of dynamic and devolved decision-making, where those professionals with the best knowledge of an issue and the most direct contact with the relevant markets are able to guide the workflow toward optimal outcomes.

  • Agile Reorganization: Incorporating principles of agile organisation into your business is a complex process. While many businesses may desire to increase their level of agility, it can be a daunting task and difficult to identify where and how to start. Our consultants can work with you to help steer your company down the best path for embracing a more agile future for your company.
  • Changing Corporate Culture: Agile organisation requires that employees and management embrace a new culture of work that can feel quite alien compared to what they know. Many of our consultants have direct experience working to introduce agile corporate cultures, and can provide workshops, presentations, and materials that will help people to understand and grow comfortable with the culture of an agile workplace.
  • Agile Team Design: Most companies start their journey toward a more agile future by creating a few small agile teams to tackle a given issue. The performance and experience of these initial experimental teams are crucial to the further adoption of agile organisation principles in your company. Our consultants can help you design and supervise your initial agile teams to ensure that they are properly embracing agile principles and that their efforts are a success that others in your company will want to follow.
  • Incorporating Outside Talent: Many agile teams are able to operate at such a high degree of performance that they often identify a need for talent that your company’s current pool cannot provide. The result is that many agile organisations find they are taking on more temporary outside talent than normal, as their teams seek to achieve optimal outcomes. Consultport harbours a range of consultants with the knowledge and experience to help your company quickly and effectively find the right talent for your agile teams.

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