The pace of an organization is dependent on the agility of its workforce. And the fragility of the workforce depends on rigidity of the management.The time constraints put pressure on attention span,patience levels,and incubation ideas.While managing patience and attention span levels can still be controlled, the death of incubation cannot.
In this competitive economy,time and age, we need to give space for ideas to germinate,incubate, fail and succeed.Its the fuel for the new age economy.Look back and you’ll see that’s exactly what got us here.A few organizations,teams or people would innovate,incubate,nurture and then set standards.Rest followed. The difference between then and now is that the group that fit in the bracket of “rest” has considerably increased and largely outnumbers the incubators.
The group of “Rest” is also getting subdivided into the early movers ,wait and watch-ers and the crises managers.Those who are agile and in some sense still fragile will find it easy to catch up or be the first “me too” when a new standard kicks in. This is their best chance to be the best #2 , the best second best.Those who are rigid will either fade away or risk a knee-jerk reaction to leapfrog into the safe zone.
The question is where will you be in this motion? What role will you play? What stage will you decide to be agile? Today, agility is not a project. Its a way of life…and perhaps you will realise that fragility is not such a bad situation to be in either.You can quickly mould yourself into the best possible situation.The evolutionary race has changed from being survival of the fittest to the survival of the most adaptable.