The concept of AGILE revolves in these few keywords that define its outstanding characteristics such as Flexibility, Adaptability, Energetic and Rapid. The application of AGILE in the organisations requires the same characteristics mentioned in order to respond to a changing environment that serves and/or challenge us.
As it could be seen as a double-edged sword, a negative view of AGILE shall only create the sense of burden where organisations need to step out of their comfort zone and adjust to the new situations that are often very painful no matter how necessary it is.
However, if we would adopt AGILE in a positive manner, it would well serve us as to lead in our industry, and play a dominant role in the marketplace as well as a CHANGE AGENT instead.
Hence, AGILE is similar to the Situational Leadership roles that we should practice in leading people and organisations. We need to understand the situation first and blend in with the suitable Leadership Style(s) that fit in such an environment. Only then we could achieve results far more effectively.
HOW TO MAKE AGILE WORK FOR US
There are no magic pills to make you AGILE. It’s all about making choices. In some cases, it would be an uncomfortable adjustment to make such as admitting and taking out unproductive work habits such as being late, faking health conditions, slow-easy work pace, gossiping, complaining, blaming, take longer breaks, etc.
As starting-up AGILE may not be easy for some people, but it can begin with small steps and changes such as those unproductive habits mentioned above. However, the first step is not physical but rather mental. The mindset of low productive lifestyle must stop. The mind must establish this first. Once the mind decides, the actions shall automatically follow. Hence our mind is the prime physical movement. Actions only precede as being told by our mind.
In the journey of moving towards an AGILE personality and organisation, oppositions and challenges are inevitable. Hence, it’s wiser to focus our thoughts and energy to