Business Agility Consulting
Business Agility is a new way for enterprises to think and do things that will help them reinvent themselves in an ever-changing world. To manage that, we have structured our consulting offer around 5 streams adaptable to your needs and goals.
OUR EXPERTISE IN 5 STREAMS
Ongoing, substantial changes in technologies, customer needs and demands, competitive offerings, or industry structure all signal the need for an adaptive approach. In such unpredictable and nonmalleable environments, the emphasis is on continuous experimentation and real-time adjustment rather than on long-term analysis and planning.
Having a medium-term approach allows to be more flexible and adopt corrective measures in case of unforeseen events whether internal or external. WoMat will assess the way you set strategies and will help you respond to changes in the environment by capturing change signals, using Agile methodologies and managing an Agile product portfolio and will accompany you until you become more flexible in the implementation of your strategies. The goal here is to have you become capable of anticipating unpredictable market events and reacting to them accordingly, varying the way you do business by trying many novel approaches and ultimately cultivating your ability to adapt.
A company with a rigid organization is a company where the corporate culture needs to be reviewed. In order to be Agile, a new corporate culture must be implemented that allows for collaboration, continuous learning and self-development, which is absent in the DNA of a lot of companies. However, resistance to change is an impediment to achieving anything that involves a movement from the current way of working/living to a new one.
WoMat will enable you to change your vision of leadership, to adopt a servant leadership more consistent with Business Agility, and get your collaborators to change their mentality and to BE Agile rather than ACT Agile. Through defining the process, identifying the people that add value to the product/service and those who do not and implementing concepts such as "Continuous Learning" so as the changes become the new normal, people would be more empowered and better equipped to face tomorrow's challenges.
Corporate governance, in effect, defines how decision rights are allocated among various stakeholders within organizations. Technology has made the world a smaller place, while also speeding it up. Today, businesses need to work smarter and faster to accomplish more in less time. As a result, companies are only as successful as they are agile.
WoMat understands that in most non-agile companies, processes are seen as bottlenecks rather than supports. Thus, many shortcuts are made to avoid these processes, sometimes resulting in information silos or bad decisions. This observation shows that corporate governance is flawed, which may explain the slow decision-making process observed in some companies. Without a strong leader at the facilities management helm, agility can quickly turn into chaos. A hands-on Agile leadership is an absolute must for corporate agility.
Womat will help boost your organisational adaptability and performance and make sure your company is run efficiently and powerfully by ensuring smoother processes that support the business, as well as effective governance.
Companies operate in an unstable, unpredictable and complex environment. Many events occur unanticipated, causing significant disruption to business activity to companies that do not have sufficient cash flow or are not agile enough to deal with it. In most cases, it appears that companies' operations are not agile and flexible enough to adapt to a VUCA world. Operational agility in itself is about making the existing products better, faster, cheaper and so on for existing customers. It includes a capacity to continuously assess opportunities, make hard choices, opt not to compete in some areas, set and act on iterative targets, and learn from the results. Adding to that, HR, sales, marketing, customer relations, finance, etc. are critical areas where a high level of responsiveness, anticipation and adaptation can have a significant competitive advantage.
WoMat is aware of that and will help you deliver an improved value through smoother and more flexible processes and operations through agile methodology and mindset introduction and implementation in the different areas of operation inside your organisation despite the volatility the business world presents today.
What differentiates an agile enterprise from a traditional bureaucratic company is the radical culture of collaboration among the people within it. Remember that companies are built by people, not by teams, departments or functional areas.
Cultural change is the main challenge during Agile transformation initiatives. Therefore, when focusing on the collaboration between people that is essential to making any agile initiative a success, patience is key and employees should be given them the time and support they need during the journey. At least until they achieve success (or failure) at the end of the process when the pros and cons of the new way of working can be analyzed and can adjust their current behaviours to the new ones.
That’s why the lack of coordination between the teams and entities that make up the company is a hindrance to Agility. When two departments are not coordinated and synchronized, the information is not fluid, does not reach all entities, which results in heavy silos, which in turn prevents innovation, flexibility and development. A problem is observed in many medium to large companies.
Our intervention will allow you to identify the elements that cause this lack of coordination, by analysing the delivery process - which teams/functional areas/departments are involved, how many decision makers are in the flow, what are the silos, what issues are related to a lack of communication/information, what are the individual and group goals of the people involved- through a tool like Value Stream Mapping (VSM). The goal is to eliminate these issues and establish a new way of collaboration between people and between entities.