Now more than ever, agility is the currency of success. Nothing we see in the marketplace today suggests that change is slowing, so companies aiming to thrive must gain the visibility to see what’s happening, the insight to form a strategic plan in response, the control to execute meaningful and coordinated action, and the tools necessary to measure the results. And if they are to flourish long term, they’ll need the technology required to anticipate what’s next and plan for that as well, even if what’s next could be any of 40, 60, even 100 scenarios.
All of these capabilities are necessary to operate with agility. The future will be an exercise in continually optimizing your organization to the changing conditions around you. Strategic direction is vital, but so is the ability to course-correct when needed.
The companies that recognize this will be able to capitalize on the chaos that is certain to consume their less-agile competitors. Those that wait too long to make the necessary changes will find themselves outpaced, outperformed, and outmaneuvered.