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Connecting Top Managers: Developing Executive Teams for Business Success by Lisa Haneberg, Jim Taylor

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7. Creating an Agile Organization

“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.”

—Heraclitus

While each leader should build his or her own adaptability, creating Organizational Agility (OA) is the leadership team’s work. Why? To become more agile, organizations need to build a culture of nimbleness. The leadership team creates and improves workplace culture. OA starts at the strategic level, with undated and relevant values and business plans. The leadership team establishes and recalibrates the work on which their employees will focus. Additionally, to create an agile workplace, the leadership team needs to model and reinforce ways to lead and work flexibly. If you want your organization ...

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