How HR can enable Business Agility  

Many organisations are striving for greater agility in order to stay competitive. Business agility can be defined as the ability of an organisation to rapidly analyse change, respond and  re-evaluate. But simply introducing new practices and processes is not enough. Successful business agility develops roots in all dimensions of the organisation, from its structure, governance and technology, to its leadership, culture and capabilities. While many organisations are in a process of transition to new business models with greater agility, HR has the opportunity to evolve traditional approaches to foster the mindset and behavioural changes required. For HR to deliver impact in the face of these new business challenges it needs to critically evaluate its current practices, asking the question, “How can HR facilitate and strengthen business agility in the organisation?”.

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