The Need for Business Agility

March 11, 2020


This is episode 1 of 10 in our new miniseries where we take you from the why, to the what and eventually to the how of kick-starting your business agility journey with Kanban

Corona and global warming are but two examples of the many factors that conspire to create an increasingly volatile business environment.

While some still believe we just need to get through this current period of upheaval it is much more prudent to accept that change is the new normal.

In fact, I firmly believe that the only way a business will survive and thrive over the next decade is by continuously investing in "business agility", i.e. its ability to respond to change as fast or ideally faster than necessary.

I get it, you may not entirely share my view ... yet, which is why I have prepared this Business Agility Daily for you.

Can you agree with my line of reasoning? Am I just exaggerating? Let me know what you think in the comments below...

Continue with the next episode: 

Ep 29 - Why Fast Execution is a Strategic Differentiator

About the author

Business Agility Coach | Abundance Thinker | Helping Mid-Market Companies Evolve by Using the Kanban Methodology
- As trained Industrial Engineer with close on 25 years' experience as IT Professional and Business Executive in the mid-market IT industry, Mathias Tölken loves to share his experiences and expertise with others.

  • You are not going to get any opposition from me!

    I still remember the day (must have been 10 years ago), when I was using a similar line of reasoning when talking to one of the IT managers we used to work with.

    At some point he got up, looked me in the eye and said: We don’t need to do anything now. We will just wait until things have stabilised again …

    That day my response was quite simply “things will never stabilise again and we need to figure out how to deal with continuous change”.

    Ok, in hindsight I was perhaps a bit early 😉

    If you think about it, however, in what sort of position would a company be today if it had already started preparing for this uncertainty 5 or 10 years ago?

    What is frightening to me is how many business leaders today still act as if things will stabilise again soon …

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