As the business environment rapidly evolves, many organizations are looking for guidance on the most effective ways to operate in the new world of work. Adapting to this constant disruption requires a new, agile mindset and rethinking traditional processes and policies.
Here’s why the shift to agile is necessary: A recent study from executive search firm Odgers Berndtson shows only 15% of executives worldwide have confidence in their company’s ability to manage disruption such as pandemics, technological advances, shifting demographics, and climate change. Kester Scrope, chief executive at Odgers Berndtson, advises: “Agility is key, both at the organizational level and in the individual characteristics of leaders inspiring confidence.” Further, research from McKinsey & Company shows agile organizations have a 70% chance of being in the top quartile of organizational health, the best indicator of long-term performance.
Unilever recently organized a one-day event, NeovationX 2020, to collaboratively address this concept of agile with leaders across multiple industries. This executive brief covers key insights and research from Workhuman® and thought leaders from this event on how to bring a more agile mindset to HR.