DISRUPT YOURSELF, TEAM AND ORGANISATION

ImagineNation

As we move towards the beginning of a new year in the cycle of seasonal changes, here in Melbourne, Australia, it is summer, a time for accelerating growth. We have all been challenged by disruption. Why disrupt yourself, your team, and organisation?

Why Agility Cannot Stand Alone

Daniel Burrus

But it is likely that you act quickly and decisively to address the changing factors and conditions after they’ve occurred. This is called agility, and we often utilize agility to change directions and head the competition off at the pass. Think about some of the most powerful and industry-disruptive products and services that have changed the game through today, and try to put them in context with the concept of agility.

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Why Let Others Disrupt You? Take the Smart Self-Disruption Journey!

InnovationManagement

In a time when uncertainty reigns, the fear of being disrupted can brutally hurt any business. Responsible leaders who dare to anticipate disruption and take steps to self-inflict it to their organization in a smart and controlled way are best positioned for the future. The post Why Let Others Disrupt You? Take the Smart Self-Disruption Journey!

RIDING THE WAVE OF DISRUPTIVE CHANGE

ImagineNation

Similarly, today, where we are riding the wave of disruptive change; COVID-19, and range of chaotic global events, we have the chance to be mindfully present to sense and see the best learning opportunities and creative possibilities that the disruptive waves offer us, as they arise. The waves of disruptive change are the masters. Yet the waves of disruptive change are actually not only our teachers, but they are also our masters.

Are You Doing Agile Right?

Leapfrogging

What is the Agile Innovation Process, and what are best practices, tools and online templates for teams and organizations? Today, everyone wants to be agile. It’s seen as sexy and cool to be agile, but most people don’t know what the term really means. Still, concepts like agile design and agile software development have taken over the popular zeitgeist recently, and businesses are looking for ways to develop the agile mindset at every possible opportunity.

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Agility and Anticipation—A Vital Partnership

Daniel Burrus

While exponential change is always moving, businesses and even whole industries traditionally move slower than they should, often finding themselves disrupted and working hard at being agile alone. During the Coronavirus pandemic, all industries were disrupted in one way or another, many having to close their doors for the time being and forfeit growth and profits they make from in-person customers. Agility Isn’t Enough. What Is Agility Good For?

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Making Agility Compatible For You

Paul Hobcraft

Is Agility compatible for many working in established businesses? “To To be agile” is often a badge of honor. Agility is today going far beyond just being responsive,it goes into constantly adjusting and being versatile, modifying to meet rapidly changing conditions. The challenge is to keep the stability but to build around it a more agile, dynamic set of capabilities. You crave for some agility, some freedom to do things differently.

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LEADING AND MANAGING TRANSITIONAL CHANGE

ImagineNation

In our last blog “Leading and managing human transitions through disruption and adversity,” we described the importance of leaders and managers becoming more generous, tolerant, caring, empathic not only with themselves, and also with others they interact with.

Agile Strategy – 16 Strategic Thinking Questions to Explore Disruptive Innovation

BrainZooming

Fanatics introduced disruptive innovation to its marketplace with an agile strategy. It also uses its agile strategy to market apparel for niche opportunities where it might sell as few as ten t-shirts. Along with the recap, Inside the Executive Suite offered sixteen strategic thinking questions inspired by the Fanatics case study that you can use to explore agile strategy options within your own organization. Developing an Agile Strategy.

Why Cultivate Innovation Agility?

Innovation Excellence

I was at a committee meeting recently and one of the guiding principles adopted by the team was “agile decision making – the 80:20 rule”. When I inquired as to what “agile decision making” actually meant, I was informed that it meant accelerating planning by making fast decisions that did not need to be “perfect”.

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What This Video Of A Drone Fishing For Tuna Can Teach You About Disruption

Faisal Hoque

Here's what an agile mind-set's made of. The post What This Video Of A Drone Fishing For Tuna Can Teach You About Disruption appeared first on Faisal Hoque :: Entrepreneur | Author. Drones and fishing had nothing to do with each other until someone decided they could.

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An Anticipatory Leader™ Turns Disruption and Change into Opportunity and Advantage

Daniel Burrus

An Anticipatory Leader understands that technology-driven change is accelerating at an exponential rate. They have learned from a large list of high-profile Fortune 100 companies that were great at both agility and execution but experienced dramatic downturns. Reacting to problems and digital disruptions, no matter how agile you and your organization are, is no longer good enough. Change your Futureview, and you will change your future.

Digital Disruption: A Multi-Generational Mindset

Daniel Burrus

Being anticipatory is a multifaceted offense in a world of rapid digital disruption. In some cases, it’s about identifying opportunities for major disruptions within your industry that you yourself can introduce, such as Airbnb did to the hotel and timeshare industry or Uber did to the taxi and rideshare industry. The Continuing Digital Disruption. Even more traditional attributes, such as agility, were cited as benefiting from greater use of digital tools.

Future-proof Companies: Combining Agility with Ambidexterity

Integrative Innovation

From frequent discussions and readings I have come to realize the following: Agility and Ambidexterity can be considered two distinct organizational capabilities and design aspects for future-proof companies (-to-be) that often get mixed up or even confused: Agility : Organizational capability of dealing with uncertainty and adapting a company’s core business to (rapid) changes in the market environment.

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Caught in the Headlights of Disruptive Innovation.

Paul Hobcraft

This past weekend I had an extended period of re-reading about the effects of disruption that seems to be occurring across all points of business, our politics, our governments, it seems across our lives. All good plans sometime get disrupted. So I had some time on my hands so I decided to go back over the whole area of disruption to get a broader understanding and how this is driving so much within our innovation activity at present. Moritz reviewing disruptive innovation.

Agility and Anticipation, a Tale of Two Business Strategies 

Daniel Burrus

Chances are, you act quickly and decisively to address the changing factors and conditions. In short, you use agility to change directions and head the competition off at the pass. Think about some of the most powerful, most industry-disruptive products and services that have become well-known of late. Put them in context with the concept of agility. Agility doesn’t allow you to innovate and jump ahead of the competition.

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The Agility Shifter: Emerging role for innovation leadership

Innovation Excellence

Coping with disruptive technological change A recent article The global forces inspiring a new narrative of progress in McKinsey Quarterly, it states that “Corporate leaders today need to rethink where and how they compete, and must cooperate in the crafting of a new societal deal that helps individuals cope with disruptive technological change”.

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Harness Collective Genius: Develop learning agility!

Innovation Excellence

education change collaboration Creativity culture Customers Design Disruptive Innovation failure ideas Innovation Innovation Management Innovation Mindset innovative thinking Leadership successWhen I was living in Israel, seeking a more meaningful life, I was unable to work in my culture consulting, top team and leadership development areas of expertise.

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Developing an agile innovation strategy

Idea Drop

Agile project management involves dividing tasks into short phases of work, or ‘sprints’, with continuous reassessment and adaptation of plans. Stemming from the word agile, meaning to move quickly and easily, it is no surprise that such a methodology goes hand in hand with innovation. Yet this discernible link is too often overlooked and it is exactly this refusal to acknowledge the compatibility of innovation and agile processes that frequently leads to innovation failures.

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4 Ways Agility Protects the Status Quo (And 5 Reasons Anticipation is Better)

Daniel Burrus

Agility is one such strategy—the often vaunted capacity to react to change as quickly as possible to address problems and changing market conditions. Does that make agility an extinct dinosaur? Why Agility Is No Longer Enough. Agility needs to be balanced with a new key strategy—becoming #Anticipatory. Countless organizations have long prized agility as the best way to deal with the speed of change and disruption. Move beyond agility.

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9 Patterns of Disruption: The new cooking recipe for business disruption

Idea to Value

A light bulb went on for me as I was reading a series of reports from Deloitte University Press on disruption. I felt this nine patterns of disruption has the same huge potential to frame and dialogue around the potential within disruption. A new framing of connecting disruptive innovation. They have defined the nine patterns of disruption as shown in the graphic below. The nine patterns of disruption (according to Deloitte).

Our inabilities to adapt needs changing.

Paul Hobcraft

They become fixed, rigid and locked into their established ways, not adapting to the changes occurring around them. If we can’t adapt to changing times, we simply struggle to survive, that is the growing reality operating in today’s environment. Simply put companies ‘die’ due to their inability to adapt to change and transformation projects fail because the message somehow fails to register and never gets completed to the original objectives.

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Organizational Agility Entails Complementary Innovation

Integrative Innovation

Recently, I’ve come across a couple of posts and articles debating on the question: In order to increase agility, should organizations aim to become more nimble across their existing structures or should they capitalize on separated units/ventures – such as Innovation or digital labs – being dedicated to initiate and develop explorative ideas and opportunities? Strategic transformation , i.e. changing the very essence of a company.

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From end to end: why the union of Design Thinking and Agile has been so successful

mjvinnovation

Where DT can’t reach, Agile can compensate and vice versa. Agile: Make Tangible and build. Since you have a well-defined idea (through Design Thinking), Agile will clear a path towards your idea by removing obstacles that stand in your way. Agile: you do not make Agile; you become Agile. Agility is a mindset. Agile is a different way of thinking and rethinking the very logic of your work routine. Agile Methods: divide and conquer!

Disruptive Forces Impacting the Insurance Industry in 2021

ITONICS

A look at disruptive forces impacting the insurance industry in 2021 and beyond. Agile innovators able to integrate transformative technology, behavioral economics, and collaborative ecosystems will set the pace for change.

Strategic Agility – 3 keys to getting clear in ambiguity

The Human Factor

In today’s hyper-paced and chaotic world, few things are more important to success than the ability to respond quickly to sudden changes in external forces, market conditions, or customer needs. Whether the disruption comes from a pandemic, the introduction of a new technology, a new competitor that nobody saw coming, or drastic changes in economic policy and trade agreements, the companies that go to the head of the class are usually those that respond the quickest.

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Being able to Pivot Helped Manufacturing Survive. What will it Take to Thrive?

Daniel Burrus

With such an all-encompassing sector, it’s no surprise that disruptions run rampant, though even during COVID-19, many manufacturing businesses were deemed essential, keeping their doors open and employees on-site. Agility Alone Is Antiquated.

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DANCING ON THE EDGE OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE

ImagineNation

At the same time, they are seeking how to keep their people and teams engaged and moving forward in a world, where the work environment and the nature of work is going through unprecedented change, and the only way to navigate it is by effectively dancing at the edge of your comfort zone.

Network Operating Model: How To Design, Build & Embed An Agile Operating Platform Geared For Mounting Complexity & Rapid Change…

The Future Shapers

The thrust of the book focused on the creation of a Dual Operating System designed to handle today’s business-as-usual in a traditionally efficient (hierarchical) way, while at the same time operating a parallel highly agile and innovation-friendly structure wired to capitalise on tomorrows future opportunities. I have been privileged to work in complex and challenging change environments across a range of industry and consulting roles. Setting The Scene.

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CONTROLLING THE CONTROLLABLES

ImagineNation

A recent article by McKinsey and Co “COVID-19: Implications for business” describes a paradoxical dilemma for managers: the need to process both the rapid changes in AI, digitization, automation, and the uncertainty of the Covid-19 crisis.

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Building a Culture that Thrives on Innovation Agility

Innovation Excellence

We are living in an age of disruption, where changes are accelerating making innovation a strategic and systemic necessity and competitive lever to ensure your organization's survival and sustainability. Living now in what Daniel Pink describes as “The Conceptual Age” our attention needs to be on both enhancing creativity, agility and in developing customer empathy.

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What This Video Of A Drone Fishing For Tuna Can Teach You About Disruption

Faisal Hoque

Here's what an agile mind-set's made of. The post What This Video Of A Drone Fishing For Tuna Can Teach You About Disruption appeared first on Faisal Hoque :: Entrepreneur | Author. Creativity | Innovation homepage-recent Leadership | Management Agility change Disruption Entreprenuership innovation Leadership & Management ManagementDrones and fishing had nothing to do with each other until someone decided they could.

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Responding to COVID-19 and future challenges

ImagineNation

In our blog “Leading and Managing Transitional Change” we described how leaders could help their people to transition through the fears and challenges they are experiencing as a result of the disruptive COVID-19 pandemic , by cultivating their mental toughness.

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Digital Disruption and Your Workforce

Daniel Burrus

In some cases, it’s about identifying opportunities for major digital disruption that you yourself can introduce (think Uber, Kickstarter and other innovations that set entire industries on their ear.). But being anticipatory also means being aware of outside disruptions that may impact you—and how to prepare accordingly. To that end, let’s consider the relationship between digital disruption and the people in your organization. The Continuing Digital Disruption.

Complacency Stunts Innovation

Daniel Burrus

Complacency is even more detrimental in the environment we live in today, dominated by exponential digital disruption. Your hard work and resulting success can create a level of comfort that blinds you to the Hard Trends predicting incoming disruptions. The same can hold true for newer employees in an organization, as changing may seem like a risky proposition in the early stages of their career. Change Isn’t Complacent. Agility Without Anticipation.

Change the Bank: banking industry rules are changing

mjvinnovation

We have no way of answering that question, but we know that the truth is this: the rules of the financial market are changing, and it’s no surprise. As with most disruption, those who do not adapt will die. Why then, is there still resistance to Changing the Bank?

Achieving Disruptive Innovation

The Human Factor

Disruptive innovation” seems to be one of the more popular buzzwords in today’s business lexicon. Fast-forward to today, and several years have passed since Apple has come up with a truly disruptive product. It’s hard enough to disrupt an industry once, much less on an ongoing basis. It generally costs less than the disruptive kind, and involves far less risk. Do you want to aim for incremental or disruptive innovation?

104 Possibilities to Disrupt Your Brand Strategy

BrainZooming

But all the while, competitors or market forces you may not even suspect are disrupting your place in the market. While success can breed success, it can also lead to blindness about the importance of trying to disrupt your brand strategy before something else comes along to topple your brand. 104 Possibilities to Disrupt Your Brand Strategy. 13 Exercises for Disruptive Business Strategy. 12 Permissions to Disrupt New Markets.

Strategic Agility –The Next Big Thing is Here

The Human Factor

In today’s hyper-paced world, few things are more important to business success than the ability to respond quickly to sudden changes in market conditions or customer needs. Whether the disruption comes from the introduction of a new technology, a new competitor that nobody saw coming, or drastic changes in economic policy and trade agreements, the companies that go to the head of the class are usually those that respond the quickest. I call this strategic agility.

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How to be More Agile as Competitive Advantages Fade

New Markets Advisors

It’s how to build agility into your organization such that you can adapt as the strength of those advantages diminishes. To help your organization become more agile, I offer four pieces of advice, each of which ties to an essential element of agility. According to a recent McKinsey survey , one of the biggest differentiators between agile organizations and non-agile organizations is a commitment to actionable strategic guidance.

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Solve the Real Problem with Exponential Thinking

Daniel Burrus

The disruption caused by COVID-19 leveled the playing field for brick-and-mortar businesses. To be anticipatory in a pandemic requires pairing it with agility , as I have discussed at length before.

Future Insight: Changing the World with an Anticipatory Mindset

Daniel Burrus

We are at a unique point in human history, marked by accelerating global change and enhanced by technological advances. Agile organizations learned how to change rapidly, but with change accelerating, we must go beyond agility and learn to anticipate disruptive problems before they happen. We MUST go beyond #agility and learn to #anticipate disruptive problems before they happen.

Leading In A World of Disruption

Daniel Burrus

In recent years, leaders have added agility — being able to change quickly based on external circumstances — as an organizational competency. But digital disruption from the outside-in has been coming at an ever-increasing speed, and it’s only getting faster. The pace of disruption forces agility, causing leaders to react, crisis manage, and put out fires on a daily basis. or “What new technology will change how my customers behave?”