At the beginning of the year, we launched a survey with YouGov among 500 managers on the factors conducive to agility in their organization and their teams.
Covid-19 and the months that followed invited us to re-read the results. Confinement, activity reductions and economic pressure were a revealing context for our ability to adapt and reinvent. Our main intention remains to make agility explicit as a lever for transformation.
Key Lessons Learned
- Only 2% of the managers surveyed identify factors to be conducive to agility in their company in all areas, while 7% still see it as conventional. The vast majority are therefore in transition, with progress in some areas more than others.
- Among the identified links between the different studied areas, goal management is proving to be a brake on the development of agile practices, where collaborative uses are a real accelerator.
In conclusion, even if the crisis management that we are going through has initially validated some of the virtues of agility, we consider that these practices are not anchored in the long term, this episode is only one step in the acculturation to the subject.