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The Agile Organization

The Agile Organization

How to Build an Engaged, Innovative and Resilient Business

Linda Holbeche


Build an innovative and flexible organization that can respond rapidly to changing circumstances to retain competitive advantage and keep employees engaged.

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About the book

In today's volatile and ambiguous world, organizations need to have the capacity and flexibility to respond rapidly to changes in their environment, both internally and externally. The key to retaining competitive advantage is agility, a set of capabilities that help organizations adapt with the full co-operation of their employees. The Agile Organization is a practical blueprint to building both agility and resilience at individual, team and organizational levels. It draws on case studies such as ING, the UK National Health Service, the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and Atkins, as well as on the lived experience of HR and organization development (OD) professionals, to show how it is possible to build a sustainably agile business while enhancing employee engagement and resilience.

This revised 2nd edition of The Agile Organization showcases new organizational models, ground-breaking themes and case studies which illustrate how organizations are addressing the challenge of developing organizational agility. Packed with helpful checklists, self-assessment tools, guidelines and new material on agile strategizing, people, environments and cultures, this book remains a 'go to guide' for HR and OD specialists, senior leaders and managers who want to help bring about organizational transformation.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 01: Why Go Agile?;
    • Chapter - 02: Why are Agility and Resilience So Elusive?;
    • Chapter - 03: The Resiliently Agile Organization;
    • Chapter - 04: Agile Strategizing;
    • Chapter - 05: Agile Implementation;
    • Chapter - 06: Agile Linkages;
    • Chapter - 07: Designing for Agile;
    • Chapter - 08: Agile People Processes;
    • Chapter - 09: HR’s Role in Building a High-Performance Work Climate;
    • Chapter - 10: Nurturing Employee Engagement and Resilience;
    • Chapter - 11: Change and Transformation;
    • Chapter - 12: Building a Change-Able Culture;
    • Chapter - 13: Agile Leadership

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749482657
  • Edition: 2
  • Published: 3rd June 2018
  • Paperback
  • Format: 234x156
  • 312 pages

About the Author

Linda Holbeche is an international consultant, developer and author in the fields of HR, leadership, strategy and change. Based in the UK, the author was previously Director of Research and Policy for the CIPD, Director of Leadership and Consultancy at the Work Foundation and Director of Research and Strategy at Roffey Park. She is currently a Visiting Professor (HRM and OD) at Cass Business School, a member of several advisory boards and a Fellow of the Institute for Employment Studies and Roffey Park. She is the co-author of Organization Development (also published by Kogan Page).

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