Agility: characteristics



The key characteristics of Agility

  1. Flexibility: the ability to try and employ multiple ways to succeed, when the preferred response does not work, and the capacity to move seamlessly between them; learning more than one way to do things

  2. Adaptability: the ability to change work processes and the ability to change the organization; the ability to recognize changes in the environment and in shifting priorities and rapid change, identify the critical elements of the new situation and trigger changes accordingly

  3. Responsiveness: the ability to react to a change in the environment in a timely manner; it involves speed and also the consideration of when would be the appropriate time to act

  4. Versatility: allow an entity to continue to operate effectively as is, despite changes in circumstances or conditions

  5. Resilience: the ability to recover from or adjust to misfortune,damage, or a destabilizing perturbation in the environment; with the ability to repair, replace, patch, or otherwise reconstitute lost capability or performance, at least in part and over time

  6. Innovativeness: the ability to do new things and the ability to do old things in new ways, accomplish something—a discovery or invention when there is no known adequate response for the situation .


Contexts where Agility lead to better performances

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