|By Jason Bloomberg||
|July 1, 2014 12:45 PM EDT||
At Intellyx we break down business agility into three core business drivers: responsiveness, resilience, and innovativeness. This perspective on business agility, however, is not universal. In fact, most people separate innovation into its own category.
On the one hand, leaving innovation out of the business agility equation misses the strategic importance of agility, as resilience and responsiveness are only tactical benefits. Innovativeness, however, means the ability to intentionally introduce change into the business environment in order to achieve strategic advantage.
There is more to this connection between responsiveness and resilience on the one hand and innovation on the other, however, depending upon your point of view. I came to this conclusion during a conversation with a consultant who focuses on providing innovation to her clients. The challenge she faced wasn’t providing innovative products and services for her clients. The challenge was how to get them past their fear of the change that such innovations represented.
Fear of change, of course, is the primary roadblock to business agility in any organization. Many organizations, unfortunately, have no effective means for dealing with such fear. Management consultants speak of developing a “culture of innovation” or some such, but fail to provide an effective means for fostering such a culture. Bloomberg Agile Architecture can help.
Read the entire article at http://www.devx.com/blog/agile/how-to-deal-with-the-fear-of-innovation.html.
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