agility


agility
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the organizational capability to be flexible, responsive, adaptive, and show initiative in times of change and uncertainty. Agility has origins in manufacturing and has been cited as a source of competitive advantage by many management gurus, including Rosabeth Moss Kanter and Tom Peters. One writer who has explored the concept of agility in greater depth is Richard Pascale, for whom the key to agility lies in what the organization is, as opposed to what it does. Agility grew as a reaction against the slowness of bureaucratic organizations to respond to changing market conditions. The virtual organization has been quoted as one extreme example of an agile organization.

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