In today's volatile and ambiguous world, organizations need to have the capacity and flexibility to respond rapidly to changes in their environment, both internally and externally. The key to retaining this competitive advantage is agility, a set of capabilities that help organizations adapt with the full co-operation of their employees. Packed with helpful checklists, tips and advice, The Agile Organization is a practical blueprint to building both agility and resilience at individual, team and organizational levels.
This revised second edition of The Agile Organization contains a new chapter on the latest approaches to agile organization design in light of digitization and customer-centricity, as well as new and updated case studies from the University of California, Berkeley, the UK National Health Service (NHS), SNC-Lavalin's Atkins business and General Electric (GE). It remains the 'go to' guide for HR and OD specialists, senior leaders and managers who want to help bring about organizational transformation and build a sustainably agile business while enhancing employee engagement and resilience.
Linda Holbeche is an international consultant, researcher and author in the fields of HRM, leadership, change management and organization design and development. She was previously Director of Research and Policy at the CIPD, of Leadership and Consultancy at the Work Foundation and of Research and Strategy at Roffey Park. She is a member of several advisory boards, Visiting Professor at five UK universities, and a regular speaker at national and international conference. She is the co-author of Organization Development, also published by Kogan Page.
01: Why Go Agile?; 02: Why are Agility and Resilience So Elusive?; 03: The Resiliently Agile Organization; 04: Agile Strategizing; 05: Agile Implementation; 06: Agile Linkages; 07: Designing for Agile; 08: Agile People Processes; 09: HR's Role in Building a High-Performance Work Climate; 10: Nurturing Employee Engagement and Resilience; 11: Change and Transformation; 12: Building a Change-Able Culture; 13: Agile Leadership