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Is Agility for Me?

Is Agility for Me?


All companies face the problems that agility addresses, but not all companies are ready for the radical ideas needed to become agile. Agility is still a developing topic and is at the stage where it is not possible to buy an off-the-shelf solution. Elements of agility can certainly be found in many companies, but as the saying goes "one swallow does not make a summer".

Agility should only be addressed by people who are not "risk adverse". People who want fully worked out answers and concepts and a solution that they can implement with little risk should stay clear of the topic.

Agility is a frontier activity, therefore propensity to adopt depends on a number of factors:

inclination towards risk


previous experience with novel ideas

intensity of rivalry between firms and the extent of structural change

innovation capabilities


political commitment







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