Executive agility to be able to respond effectively in chaos

Now more than ever, the ability to respond to change over ‘following a plan’ couldn’t ring truer. Hindsight is 20/20 but none of us could have predicted the unprecedented effect that the Corona Virus has wrought upon every aspect of our lives. Now we are working from home, readjusting to a new ‘norm’, but all the while living in a state of chaos whilst still ‘keeping the lights on’ in the space of not months or years but in weeks, days and even hours.

Organisations have already had to rapidly change the products or services they ‘traditionally’ brought to market and reinvent themselves at lightning speed to not just stay relevant but to actually survive. How do executives ensure their agile teams remain productive when working remotely?

Our focus at ZXM has always been on improving people’s work lives through contemporary ways of working and in the time of COVID, agility at all levels of the organisation is key to adapting. We recently ran a webinar where myself and Nat Tanner discussed some of the key challenges facing executives and how to remain effective with all the chaos happening around  We share our thoughts and recent experiences helping executives navigate this new world including:

  • What it means to balance company ‘pivots’ versus ‘perseverance’.
  • Creating a team culture that can adapt in this new world.
  • Helping leaders to create the environments that support the culture.
  • How to create the measures and insights to help you to re-steer when the speed of change outweighs the ‘wisdom’ of waiting.

Most enterprises struggle with ability to respond quickly to change, get to market faster and innovate. Their troubles are further compounded when managing remote teams. The key to successful business agility is in adapting and using frameworks that support people and their interactions, not just implementing a digital tool.

 

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