Organizational Effectiveness makes it possible to constantly offer valuable services and products to customers. Therefore, it is key in such constantly dynamic environments to continuously make the right decisions. Then, the scaling of the organization is just the natural consequence. In order to achieve that, our Agile coaches keep their external view to support the focus on the essential.
The majority of organizations are created around best practices learnt over the years of operating within their own domain. Naturally, organizations learn from their market and competitors in order to be similarly successful. Today, thanks to technological advancements such as 3G and online platforms like Facebook, people around the world can get in touch with each other instantly. This new worldwide connectivity has increased the complexity of markets and organizations significantly.
Traditionally organizations were seen as hierarchical system with the understanding of the top of the pyramid seeing the future, having the most knowledge and therefore making the strategical decisions. Those decisions are commanded down the hierarchy and controlled in order to be carried out. The basic model of how traditional organizations are structured is based on the wok of Frederick Winslow Taylor and is responsible for the wealth brought by those industry-heavy organizations such as Ford or General Motors. But today's world is different.
The traditional approach of building a product is creating a 5-year business plan full of assumptions, finding a budget through investment and then executing the 5-year plan in order to achieve the goal of the product. A business plan is hard to define, as it is close to impossible to predict the next 5 years in today’s fast changing environment. But there are better ways of building a better product for people to buy.