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Agility Analytics

Thriving in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world requires a sharp focus on the right priorities. And the way to achieve that clarity is through keen measurement and analytics.Agility Analytics refers to two related aspects of Agility Consulting and Training. 

First, Agility Analytics is one of our four practice areas. The others are LeadersSerious Businessman Climbing Indoor Wallhip Agility, Team Agility, and Organizational Agility. As a practice area, Agility Analytics:

  • Produces original research studies and reports on agility and supporting topics
  • Synthesizes cutting-edge research and thought regarding agility from around the globe
  • Develops new user-friendly ways for people and organizations to measure agility while continually refining our current instruments

Second, Agility Analytics is a core strength of what we do across all of our practice areas. We help people and organizations become more focused, fast and flexible by measuring their current state, using analytics to determine priorities, designing and guiding change efforts, and measuring again to assess progress.

Our Agility Assessment Portfolio™, includes:

Above all, Agility Analytics is about providing the solutions necessary to cut through the fog of ambiguity that’s become common in our VUCA world. 


ben-baran-ACT2For more information about Agility Analytics, please contact Ben Baran, Agility Analytics Practice Leader.

ben@agilityconsulting.com

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  • Why Perfection Isn’t Good Enough “I just want it to go the right way,” he said, with tears starting to form at the corners of his eyes. “I’m trying and trying and trying and it’s not working.” The tears began to flow, as he rapidly stamped his feet on the green artificial turf covering the mini-golf course. His knuckles turned white ...
  • The Rise of HR … Agility It’s easy to fall into patterns and comfortable routines.  Some of those are great. Take, for example, dental hygiene. Or strength training.  But if our routines too often keep us around the same people, we run the risk of stagnating. It’s even worse if we’re isolated—or insulated, depending on how you look at it—from other ideas.  That’s one ...
  • Engaging Employees and Customers: An Interview with Heather Gordon My research, teaching and consulting frequently focuses on employees and the strategic use of human capital, and the topic of employee engagement has been hot for some time now. It’s clearly important—organizations oftentimes thrive most when their employees are fully contributing their efforts and expertise. Related to the topic of employee engagement is the area ...
  • What’s HR’s Role in Change Management? Is human resources (HR) the organizational function that must lead when dealing with organizational change? Or is managing change a fundamental leadership competency that a wide array of people from every function should have or develop? If that’s the case, should HR professionals themselves try to be change agents? What works best in organizations that are dealing ...
  • Having Trouble with a Project? Beat the Drum! By Ben Baran, Ph.D., Agility Analytics Practice Leader  Consider one of your current projects. Is it on track? Is it progressing at the right pace? Chances are that it’s probably not. And the odds are even greater that it’s not progressing faster than expected. The research and practice on managing projects is fairly clear: To get results, ...
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  • Let’s Get Agile Together with The VUCA Report™ by Ben Bara, Ph.D, Agility Analytics Practice Leader As we’re sure you’ve noticed, the world is becoming increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA). In our last newsletter, we announced The VUCA Report™, an ongoing global study that will systematically capture and report important trends and agility practices to help leaders and organizations thrive. If you ...

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