Agility is a much-prized thing in business. The word often serves as shorthand for the dynamism, changeability and risk-taking that traditionally comes from small businesses. And traditionally, as a business grows, so its agility is abandoned in favour of more rigid hierarchies and best-practice codification.
As I go about consulting and training with clients, I often hear the (usually) rather tired and frustrated words “we work in silos”. Even though splitting a company into divisions allows expertise in different areas, operating in silos usually explain why parts of the business are not communicating effectively, or don’t work together.
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Six months ago Nintendo was declared dead. But with the release of the augmented reality (AR) app Pokemon Go last Tuesday, Nintendo was able to resurrect its entertainment business. This worldwide phenomenon has increased Nintendo’s stock by $9 billion in just two days and has already eclipsed Twitter and Tinder user numbers. Was Nintendo just lucky to hit spot on the mark with this game?
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Welcome to the most disruptive time we've seen in technology for decades. As technology and competition continues to accelerate at break-neck speed, only the agile and those who can quickly adapt will survive, says Alison Freer, Associate Partner at sales performance company durhamlane.