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Practicing agility for a fast-paced age

Consultants say information transparency, communication and eliminating silos can help groups rapidly respond to change

Agility training

Oct. 11, 2019
By Walt Williams

If organizational agility were graded like a college exam, then Jamie Notter would flunk most groups.Agility is generally defined as the ability of an organization to adapt to and anticipate change. It is one of eight criteria that Notter’s firm Human Workplaces examined when it conducted cultural assessments across a range of 20 different organizations, and it is one in which associations ranked low compared to other types of groups.

“So I think it’s a big issue for associations,” he said.