Agile organization and leadership have become important topics in today's corporate world. But what do these terms actually mean? Here is a short breakdown:
An agile organization is characterized by small working groups that focus on customers rather than stakeholder. Also holding on to a plan is not the priority, but quickly accepting changes and challenges that arise inside and outside of the company. There is more freedom given to the employees, even though this does not mean, that they are left completely on their own. In fact in a clearly defined framework the employees are given the freedom to experiment and also to make mistakes.
The success confirms the approach of agile companies. On average, they are 2.7 times more successful than the competitors with traditional and rigid structures. Furhtermore agile working ethics, when properly implemented, will result in higher employee motivation, faster time-to-market and reduced risk.