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Achieving Agility: Growth, Agility and High-Performance Workplace Strategies Are Intimately Linked

Published: 30 March 2006

ID: G00138286

Analyst(s): Tom Austin

Summary

You'll never be able to cut costs or increase productivity enough to become truly agile. A high-performance workplace strategy calls for more focus on enhancing peoples' ability to do the nonroutine, to foster productive exploration, innovation, discovery and initial execution.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Predictions
  • Four Key Steps to Determine Agility
    • Assess Your Culture
    • Assess Your Staff's Ability to Analyze the Behavior of Others
    • Assess Your Organization's Enthusiasm for Exploiting the Wisdom of Crowds and Delegating Downward, Instead of Relegating Upward Day-to-Day Decision Making
    • Assess Your Technical Infrastructure

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