The Strategic Agility Institute™ (SAI) is a collaborative effort, designed to encourage research, understanding and education. It’s a comprehensive collection of work on the drivers, outcomes, impacts and complexities of strategic, organizational and leadership agility in our increasingly fast-paced, uncertain and turbulent world. We are pleased to offer this gathering of expert advice and top quality research from around the globe to help you on your journey towards better success.
The Premier Resource for Agility Research: Government, Private Sector and Academic
With a variety of useful articles, reports and documents, the Strategic Agility Institute is the leading resource for agility research at the governmental, private and academic levels. With insight from a variety of government agencies, private industry leaders and prominent universities, you have everything you need to learn from and engage with expert advice and quality insight. Whether you’re looking for a specific study or would prefer to browse through the collection, the inventory is vast and the topics covered are widespread.
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Explore our database on your own time and customize your learning as it’s most opportune for you. If you feel inspired to learn more about a particular topic, please feel free to visit anytime, at your convenience. We have attempted to share here some of what we consider to be the best knowledge resources on the topic of strategic agility. We hope you have enjoyed your visit and welcome your sending us new material that may be added to the collection.
Private Sector Research on Agility
- D&B — Marketing Agility Missing Metric
- Project Management Institute Annual Research Report 2012
- A New US Defense Strategy for a New Era
- Organizational AgilityHow Business can survive and thrive in turbulent times
The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies executive summary of “how a new strategic function, Anticipation, can be given shape.” May 2010
- IBM Capitalizing on Complexity
IBM Study based on face-to-face conversation with more than 1,500 CEOs discussing the realities, and challenges, of global integration. 2010
- IBM Working beyond Borders
2010 IBM study which reflects insight from more than 700 organizations across 61 countries. These HR leaders contributed in-depth inverviews, providing insight into their understanding of the issues they see for the future.
- Human Resources Planning Society Journal Article on Agility
Building Agility Resilience and Performng in Turbulent Environments. Volume 32/Issue 3 – 2009.
- Organizational Agility
An Economist Intelligence Unit briefing paper on the benefits, challenges and risks associated with creating a more agile organization. 2009
- IBM Global CEO Study
The Enterprise of the Future. IBM Global CEO Study, 2008
- McKinsey & Company Customer Experience
Maintaining the Customer Experience. Adam Braff and John C. Devine. The McKinsey Quarterly, December 2008.
- McKinsey & Company Structural Break
Strategy in a “Structural Break.” Richard P. Rumelt. The McKinsey Quarterly, December 2008.
- American Management Association
Agility and Resilience in the Face of Continuous Change. A Global Study of Current Trends and Future Possibilities. 2006-2016.
- Oracle Business Rules
Oracle Business Rules, Business Whitepaper. September 2005.
- The Conference Board
CEO Challenge 2004, Top 10 Challenges.
- ATKearney an EDS Company
Executive Agenda. Ideas and Insights for Business Leaders. Technology: The New Management Imperative. 2003.
University Research on Agility
UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Developing Leaders in a VUCA Environment. By Kirk Lawrence, Program Director, UNC Executive Development
Dynamic Organizations: Achieving Marketplace and Organizational Agility with People. Lee Dyer, School of Industrial & Labor Relations and Richard A. Shafer, Johnson Graduate School of Management
Glassmeyer/McNamee Center for Digital Strategies, Tuck School of Business. The Agile and Resilient Enterprise. A Thought Leadership Roundtable on Digital Strategies. 2007.
George Mason University
The Assessment of Leader Adaptability in the U.S. Army. Stephen J. Zaccaro, Cary Kemp and Gabrielle M. Wood. Mirum Corporation. August 1, 2004.
Fostering Strategic Agility: In Search for Renewed Growth. CKIR Workshop. Yves Doz and Mikko Kosonen. August 29, 2006.
London Business School
How Companies Can Avoid a Midlife Crisis. Donald N. Sull and Dominic Houlder. MITSloan Management Review. Fall 2006.
The Ohio State University
Fisher College of Business. The Resilient Supply Chain. Kelly L. Croxton, Associate Professor of Logistics.
- University of Michigan
Workforce Agility: The New Frontier for Competitive Advantage. This research was commission by Convergys and conducted by Saratoga/PricewaterhouseCoopers and Dr. Richard W. Beatty, Professor of Human Resource Management, Executive Education Center, University of Michigan.
Government Research on Agility