Our Point of View
Change is constant
The world is more connected than ever, blurring boundaries between companies, their customers, and employees.
Competition is fierce
Innovation—and competition—is faster and more frequent.
Agility is required
Meeting evolving market demands and employee expectations requires fast, efficient adaptation.
What is an agile operating model?
An organization is only agile when its operating model is agile.
An agile operating model utilizes smaller, cross-functional teams, reducing bureaucracy to get work done faster. Leaders in organizations that leverage agile operating models have visibility and access to both internal and external skills and expertise, wherever it is. Workstreams within agile operating models look like mission-based projects, with the right people working on the right projects—both aligned with the company’s strategic goals and priorities.
Why does transitioning to an agile operating model matter to your company? The most important work in your company is cross-functional. Increasingly, it also involves both internal and external talent. But organizational silos and ingrained behaviors can stifle collaboration, obstruct opportunities, and result in waste. Business agility, to be effective, must permeate your entire operating model, not just executive leadership.
Key Agile Characteristics
Unlock your organization’s potential
McKinsey Organization Practice, Leading agile transformation: The new capabilities leaders need to built 21st century organizations, McKinsey, October 2018
Mike Barriere, Miriam Owens, and Sarah Pobereskin, “Linking talent to value,” McKinsey Quarterly, McKinsey, April 2018
Transition to an agile operating model
Catalant can help your organization accelerate innovation, rapidly adapt to volatile demands, and increase operational efficiencies.