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What agile means for C-suite teams

If you want to be an agile enterprise, you need to start at the top. Here’s how to transform your C-suite into an agile leadership team.

A truly agile enterprise requires more than lots of agile teams; all of the C-suite must embrace agile principles. Writing for Harvard Business Review, Darrell K Rigby, Sarah Elk and Steve Berez explore how agile leadership teams function, how they differ from conventional executive committees and other agile teams, and what agile means in practice for your day-to-day work life.


The job of an agile leadership team is different from that of a conventional agile team whose task is simply to create profitable, innovative solutions to problems. At C-suite level, agile leadership is about building and running an ‘operating system’ which balances the need for innovation against the requirement to standardise operations for the sake of reliability, efficiency and safety.

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Source Article: The Agile C-Suite
Author(s): Darrell K. Rigby, Sarah Elk and Steve Berez
Publisher: Harvard Business Review