The Agile Organization: How to Build an Engaged, Innovative and Resilient Business, Second edition

  • 7h 32m
  • Linda Holbeche
  • Kogan Page
  • 2018

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 this competitive advantage is agility, a set of capabilities that help organizations adapt with the full co-operation of their employees. Packed with helpful checklists, tips and advice, The Agile Organization is a practical blueprint to building both agility and resilience at individual, team and organizational levels.

This revised second edition of The Agile Organization contains a new chapter on the latest approaches to agile organization design in light of digitization and customer-centricity, as well as new and updated case studies from the University of California, Berkeley, the UK National Health Service (NHS), SNC-Lavalin's Atkins business and General Electric (GE). It remains the 'go to' guide for HR and OD specialists, senior leaders and managers who want to help bring about organizational transformation and build a sustainably agile business while enhancing employee engagement and resilience.

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).

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Why Go Agile?
  • Why are Agility and Resilience so Elusive?
  • The Resiliently Agile Organization
  • Agile Strategizing
  • Agile Implementation
  • Agile Linkages
  • Designing for Agile
  • Agile People Processes
  • HR's Role in Building a High-Performance Work Climate
  • Nurturing Employee Engagement and Resilience
  • Change and Transformation
  • Building a Change-Able Culture
  • Agile Leadership
  • Conclusion