Agile organisation

Political, social and technological developments regularly lead to changes in companies. Companies are also constantly faced with new challenges due to changing customer needs. Those who want to remain competitive must be able to react and adapt quickly to changing conditions. Digital processes and an agile organisation are important prerequisites for the success of a company today. First and foremost, an agile organisation must be created for an agile way of working. It is defined in particular by discovery learning, self-control and self-organisation. Digital processes and an agile organisation cannot simply be realised through a standard solution. Rather, it depends on the mindset.

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Agile Organisation Methods

The attitude of the leaders towards their team also plays an essential role for digital processes and an agile organisation. The human image of an agile philosophy is usually in contrast to traditional corporate cultures. In many companies, employees tend to be seen as work-shy creatures who have to be persuaded to perform through target agreements or certain incentives. Agile companies, on the other hand, are based on an autonomous view of people and take the view that employees basically want to take responsibility for the company and get involved. In this context, however, managers must be prepared to place the necessary trust in their team. If employees are given the freedom to make decisions and go beyond themselves, they can develop their full potential. Old patterns such as delegating and controlling tasks by managers are no longer appropriate in an agile culture. Therefore, there are various methods that can support an agile organisational culture. Scrum Scrum is an important part of agile processes. It is a system in which the members of a team meet at regular intervals to discuss a given goal and find a suitable solution. Large, complex projects are divided into sprints so that they can be better managed. Scrum can be usefully applied in all functional areas and help a company to become more agile. Kanban The use of Kanban is especially helpful for the visualisation of tasks and helps the team to get a better overview. A Kanban board should be created, which is divided into 3 columns (To-Do, In Work and Done) and then filled with index cards for each task. The fact that the employees are responsible for the operational business plays a decisive role in an agile organisation. The manager should be seen more as a coach who ensures optimal framework conditions. For example, he or she focuses on team performance instead of individual performance and makes sure that the employees are digitally connected to each other.

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Advantages of an agile organisation

  • High flexibility
  • Errors can be detected early
  • High motivation of employees
  • Effective work processes and fast results

The agile organisation as an important prerequisite for digital transformation

Many entrepreneurs fear that transferring responsibility for digital processes and an agile organisation to the team will lead to less or no commitment. However, this fear is unfounded, because the opposite is the case. In an agile organisation, there is a close exchange between employees. In addition, the increased responsibility promotes team motivation. Employee satisfaction also increases with growing freedom to make decisions. In order to survive with the particular complexity and high volatility of our world today, it is inevitable to use digital processes and agile methods. Otherwise, the opportunities that lie in digital transformation cannot be ideally exploited. In particular, many companies still need to optimise their innovative strength. In an agile organisation, innovation is an important task of the team and at the same time supports motivation. Agile organisation in all areas Numerous aspects promote change. For example, customers and the competition also play an essential role. Due to higher productivity and an improved customer experience, agile companies are far superior to their market competitors. In an agile organisation, only small sub-areas can be changed or even a complete restructuring can take place. As every company has its own challenges and opportunities, a standard solution in the field of agile organisation is not possible. F&P therefore addresses your individual situation very precisely in order to find the best possible path for you in the area of digital processes and agile organisation.

F&P – Your experts for digital processes and agile organisation

If you want to fully utilise the potential of your team, you have to work on the organisation of your company rather than on the individual employees themselves. Our world with constantly changing conditions and increased complexity makes new structures necessary. For both managers and employees, the changes pose a great challenge. Not only on the technological level, but above all in the mindset, profound changes must take place. Due to their comprehensive knowledge of digital processes and agile organisations, F&P’s consultants and interim managers are ideally suited as advisors and also operational implementers. Their many years of experience in change management projects are an absolute prerequisite for successful implementation. In our view, the change in people’s minds is the real challenge for the entire digital transformation. Benefit from our expertise and experience in the field of digital processes and agile organisation and read more about our projects in the case studies. We will be happy to assist you in ensuring the success of your company in the long term. Do you have any questions for us or would you like to make an appointment for a consultation? We look forward to hearing from you.

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