Technology. Leadership.

Building an environment that supports adaptation

Thoughts on how to develop agility in an organization

How does your organization handle tranformation? Specifically the impact of changing technology stack on its employees.

Most companies take one of three typical routes:

  • Reskill
  • Replace
  • Augment

Applied with a broad brush stroke, these are all bad options. Reskilling takes time. Replacing introduces risk. Augmenting increases cost.

Most pseudo agile organizations do not have a choice but to go with the broad brush. The lack of top level resiliency means they end up using a spreadsheet based filter-and-fire approach, the fastest way to move the transformation metrics up. The impact of this approach does not show up for another quarter, but it does show one day. A more nuanced approach would be to apply a decision matrix at a team level.