Organizational Agility and the CIO: Challenging Bureaucracy, Seeking Integration

Organizational Agility and the CIO: Challenging Bureaucracy, Seeking Integration

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The CIO and COO face some of the greatest challenges in adopting agile ways of working, according to new global research from Workday. The study “Organizational Agility at Scale: The Key to Driving Digital Growth,”  conducted by Longitude, surveyed almost 1,000 business leaders across Asia, Europe, and North America. It found that a third of these leaders say their organization’s approach does not enable it to respond to external market shifts.

The research focused on how organizations can translate their digital transformation investments into the right business outcomes. The findings highlight a strong correlation between digital revenue growth and organizational agility—a set of behaviors that help leading businesses drive digital revenue growth and shift digital transformation from a one-time event to an ongoing, new way of operating.

Leaders, Laggards, and Aspirers: A Small Cohort Forge Ahead of the Pack

In the survey, Workday identified a group of leading organizations whose characteristics indicate they have embraced agility as part of their day-to-day operations in order to successfully transform their business for digital revenue growth. This group, the “leaders,” make up 15% of the global survey sample.

By contrast, those that show significantly slower progress or are yet to begin their transformation

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