Organizational Agility: Values Principles and Traits
Organizational Agility is a reflection of the other eight types of agility. However, what is also true is that how we define our organization through our mission, vision, values, and principles statements also determine the type of organization that we end up creating. Kind of the chicken and egg problem.
While mission and vision are specific to each organization, values and principles can sometimes be more universal. For example, the values and principles statements of The Manifesto for Agile Software Development are not specific to any single organization. This can also be true of the values and principles of an agile organization as there are some statements that have a universal applicability to them.
We hope to have captured the universal values and principles of an Agile Organization in this book.
The topics ares we focused on are as fallows:
- The primary waste in traditionally run organizations
- The greatest challenge facing organizations that want to become more agile
- The values that all agile organizations would exhibit
- The principles that are the most important for an agile organization to focus on
- The primary trait or characteristic of an agile organization
- How they would describe organizational agility to a colleague
The responses that were provided to each of the six open-ended questions were then organized into four phrases that we felt best encapsulated the ideas represented in the responses. The next round of questions used the Delphi technique in which each participant was asked to choose their preference among the four possibilities using pair-wise comparisons until all possible parings were presented. This book summarizes the responses we received to our questions around organizational agility.
Organizational Agility: Values Principles and Traits will be available soon on Amazon