It’s safe to say that the current economic roller coaster brought on by the rise of COVID-19 was not built into anyone’s 2020 forecast. Not many people could have predicted the unprecedented and devastating impact this virus has had on the nation and the globe. But whether or not change comes in the form of a market shift, a technological innovation, or a biological threat, it will come. Change is both inevitable and unpredictable at once, forever pressuring organizations to respond or adapt—or fail.
Change is constant. And to survive it—or even thrive in it—you need to be agile.
That’s why in today’s environment, successful companies are defined by agility; these are the disruptors that are shaping their industries, creating new strategies, operationalizing them into plans, and executing them quickly and easily.
Agility: a Tool and a Mindset
In 2017, Daniel Newman observed in Forbes that change is accelerating, forcing businesses to respond just as quickly. Agility isn’t just a defense mechanism, used to combat typical threats like the speed of innovation, technology disruption, globalization, or competitive dynamics. It’s a way of thinking and behaving. Agility must be baked into the heart of the organization—and its digital transformation agenda—so leaders
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