Agile leadership


It is probably not necessary to explain that we are in a complex and unpredictable world, and that this places new demands on management and being a leader – we are probably all feeling this on our own bodies right now and it can be a challenge to keep up.

So how do we work more agilely in everyday life, how should we manage the company to work on becoming more agile as an organization and thus faster to be able to adapt as the market develops.

Agile teams and project work can support an agile approach to management, but for me, agile management is about us as management managing to create growth and value through people, trust, empowerment and continuous development – and thus working more agile ourselves – and that is not a quick fix.

It taps into the culture

It concerns the entire company and the entire process for value creation, and should therefore also be reflected in a strong, well-founded strategy that is based on the market, customers, innovation and a commercial focus – and a close collaboration between the board and management, and on to all levels of the organization .

For example, we also get around the following when we talk about agile management:

– Strategy

– Values

– Processes

– Structure

Because it must help to support agile management, which to that extent also taps into the culture and the values that can support and contribute to ensuring the desired behavior – and greater agility.

This can contribute to strengthening the market position, but it places certain demands on all of us in terms of being able to:

– Continually adapt to the market and customers

– Cooperation and developing good relationships

– Dare to experiment and learn quickly

And precisely learning is crucial to be able to continuously move ourselves, and precisely to help strengthen our competitive advantage and market position.

The demands of being a leader are not small – apart from the fact that you must of course focus on the operation and what goes with it.

Agile management also involves you as a manager acting both as a mentor and a coach, so that you continuously develop your employees and have them with this agile journey or transformation.

Integrity, desire for change and empathy are key words in a successful transformation, and thus essential skills to possess as a leader, and here you can start by challenging yourself.

Because it is the best place to start to strengthen agile leadership – with yourself.