It is of vital importance for all the companies globally to bring change and transformation in their system. The imperative requirement of the transformation may diversify according to the sectors and markets while the area of transformation is the same.
The value of nimble industries in the market remains unchanged even with the unceasingly market demands. To make an organization agile requires hard work and expertise. A group of business preachers and management theorists have overlooked various ways to make an organization nimble.
Importance of Nimbleness in an Organisation
If the industry is willing to develop a fair environment for its workforce then it must focus on the agility of the industry. In every era, change is considered an inevitable entity and therefore the need for a real-time responding environment arises. The seriousness of bringing change in the organizations and the urge to become contented must be realized and given preference by the enterprises.
A Harvard Business School graduate Mr. Jacob Kotter has pushed a two-track approach that divides in a way that a part of the organization will carry the past values and another one will work on the future ways. Although this approach has been considered as effective only for the transient stage because the transformation is required in the whole organization and not in a partitioned way. This way the organization will not be able to pass the general required value.
The Objectives of an Ideal Nimble Organisation
The transformation in an organization is not only about moving forward but how to deal with perpetually changing the world and its requirements. The key objectives of a nimble organization are a mixture of three basic requirements of any organization which are mention below:
- Growth – Every market pro has its eye on the company’s growth. And this requires the keen identification of the market opportunities and converting them into consumer value services.
- Efficiency – To be in the race of the market, the efficiency of the enterprise is important. To extend the bottom-line and continue to be competitive, the concentration should be on forming efficiency continually.
- X-factor – Having an X-factor is imperative to sustain the market full of competitors. Create a captivating and evolved exposure for the customers and it automatically encourages the above two goals.
Ways to Set-up a Nimble Culture in Organisation
Building a nimble culture in an organization can be done following the two facets:
Building the Culture – Any organization can bring in the changes only if the employees are participating in it. It becomes necessary to make employees understand WHY the change is required? WHAT opportunities it will create? WHY do we need to adopt the changes?
WHAT will be its worth for the enterprise? HOW does this work for their sake? Many agile companies have done the same as they have understood that bringing transformation in an organization is bringing the transformation in the employees.
When the company moves forward and creates higher values, it translates to the lifestyle of its employees. When the employees will be conveyed that it’s their choice to face the challenges and create the best out of themselves, they will know their worth in the company and how the can secure their future with the organization.
Practicing the Culture – Building the culture is the initial step towards transformation but making it the environment is the second and crucial step. Until the culture will not be followed through in the organization, none of the employees will put their nose in it. It’s important to make the culture real. This way a nimble cultured organization can attain the stairs of success. Building the culture is only an idea but making it real is what converts it into possibilities.
An agile culture can be brought to work in any organization if the employees acquire a risk-taking attitude and start to evolve. Grow themselves as an individual who can take quick decisions, and follow getup & learn attitude. Bring in the culture that encourages learning even though it is coming from failures.
Role of Leaders in Promoting Nimble Culture in Organisation
A leader can build the organization and can lead it to the heights. Understanding the change and being able to conduct it, is the central role of a leader in creating a nimble culture. If you are not familiar with the change then why will people believe in you and how can you lead them to the transformation. Also, the feature of originality is desired to foster the nimble culture.
Being compassionate about any transformation is not a winning game without authenticity. Understanding the change and making it genuine are two main traits to create a nimble culture where people trust the challenges with opportunities.
An organization innovates and transforms along with its people and this is only possible if everyone has faith that they are being driven by a leader with genuine company values and who is compassionate towards their lifestyle and needs.
Bhagyashree Soni is a software engineer with soft writing skills. She is a degree holder from the International School of Entrepreneurial Leadership. She has been a state-level badminton champion and chess player. A woman with a forthright attitude enjoys her writing passion as her chosen career. Writing in the context of feminism, social-cause and entreprenurship is her forte.