The new business environment favors innovation and agility: companies that not only execute novel ideas once but do so repeatedly. The ability to generate novel ideas, develop viable products, services, or processes, and drive new value for the corporation is required to sustain organization effectiveness. More broadly, the ability to make timely, effective, and sustained organization change is necessary to thrive in increasingly complex environments. Based on collaborative research and practice through the Center for Effective Organizations, this paper describes the design of agile organizations and a management process that can support continuous innovation with speed and quality. Two case studies are used to illustrate the development and practical implementation of the model and demonstrate its results.
Winby, S., & Worley, C. G. (2014). Management processes for agility, speed, and innovation. Organizational Dynamics, 43(3), 225-234. doi:10.1016/j.orgdyn.2014.08.009