Organisation Agility

11 November 2015

Plaisterers' Hall, One London Wall, London EC2Y 5JU

Organisations which have been able to sustain high levels of performance over long time periods – becoming more ‘agile’ organisations – share a number of common features. This event and research report will assess how our understanding of what differentiates agile businesses can be applied in practice.

Who is it for?

Senior managers, HR and organisation development practitioners who want to develop a deeper understanding of what makes organisations successful and sustainable over the long term, and to explore what actions need to be taken to develop more agile organisations.

Overview

Organisations which have been able to sustain high levels of performance over long time periods – becoming more ‘agile’ organisations – share a number of common features. These include:

• how they develop strategy and corporate identity
• how they respond to changes in the business environment
• how they implement change.

We think that the topic of agility will become more important as a solution to complexity, the need for speed and the need to adapt. This event and research report will assess how our understanding of what differentiates agile businesses can be applied in practice.

Content

Christopher Worley’s research with Fortune 500 companies in the US has uncovered various business practices that recur among organisations which have demonstrated long-term financial success. Through examining both the underlying theory and practical case studies, the research will explore:

• how approaches to developing strategy may need to change
• the importance of corporate identity and culture, and what HR needs to do to shape these
• implications for organisation design, particularly moving away from hierarchical towards network based designs
• whether current resourcing models help or hinder agility
• the implications for performance management systems.

The research will include a member survey and in-depth interviews to understand how agile working practices are being applied and how this is reflected in business performance.

If you are not a member but are interested in attending this event please contact Lynn Little on 020 7470 7104 or at lynn@crforum.co.uk.

  • Tags
  • Organisation Development & Change
  • HR & Organisation Effectiveness