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Our Culture Impact Index enables organisations to respond to market changes and transition to a new operating model resulting in cost saving, better productivity and efficiency

Fight or Flight? What will you choose…?

If you act now you will future proof your organisation and ensure survival.

At Apricot we define organisational agility as the ability to adapt efficiently and effectively to new ways of working which can enable:

  • New operating models
  • Competitive advantage in the dynamic market 
  • Quick responses to market changes, quickly pivoting your service and product offerings 
  • New Digital products which will increase business revenue

To effectively build your organisational agility, our Culture Impact Index assesses the current culture of your organisation and enables tailored developmental strategies to achieve culture change and the ability to transition to a new operating model. 

Future proof your organisation with agile people, processes, technologies and strategy.

Agility by Apricot:

  1. Processes and Practices 
  • Decision Making and Governance 

Adaptive governance processes and decision making need to enable your business strategy and the ability for your organisation to survive. What are our key priorities? what outcomes are critical to ensure we meet our customer requirements? Our governance and decision making in place should be designed based on our critical priorities and always have the customer at heart. How can you expedite your approval processes? Governance processes should be effective and lean to enable progress – 4 weeks of red tape and signatures won’t meet the customer needs.

  • Delivery

Is your team able to deliver customer outcomes effectively and efficiently? A familiar scenario may be working on an outcome for 2 weeks and finding the solution was not right and needing to start all over and redo the work? The key is to deliver early and frequently, share the first draft of the output, seek input and adapt to ensure your team meets expectations, deadlines and maximise the use of their time. Continuous, fast and frequent delivery enables a better result than waiting to deliver the outcome at the very end.

2. People

  • Self-Organising teams

Flatter organisational structures as teams are self-organising with accountability and ownership of their work. Less hierarchy and management layers are required as teams are empowered to organise their work with full visibility of work status shared with everyone in the team. Team members hold each other accountable to ensure work is completed.

  • Individuals and Interactions Over Processes and Tools

Focus on team engagement, empowerment and collaboration over control, process enforcement is key if it makes a difference but process for process sake is no longer relevant. Collaboration with employees and customers over documentation and contracts, constantly connecting with your stakeholders is key.

  • Continuous Learning 

Remember the negative reinforcement from failure, who is to blame? Moving from failure and blaming to remembering failure is a form of learning. Lessons learning is aligned to this principle of stopping, assessing and identifying how we can improve to continue to be effective and grow. The basis for the effectiveness of lessons learning is trust and transparency.

  • Change Management

Change management capabilities and skills are key to enable people adoption of new ways of working and successful agility. Change management skills will ensure leaders can navigate through change and lead their teams through change. 

3. Technology

  • Digital Skillsets

Do we have resources that are technically adept who know how to build digital products and project manage in the digital age? Ensuring we have digital skill set is key and a question of a dual strategy of building internal digital skills and outsourcing to ensure digital work gets done correctly in a timeline.

  • System Capabilities

Ensuring you have the correct digital systems that enable your business strategy is also key, manual work can be costly when you add up the cost of resources and where their time is spent. Technology will enable a better customer experience and build customer collaboration and communication mechanisms.

We help organisations become more agile to enable business continuity and success. If you would like to understand more about our Culture Impact Index to enable organisational agility, please contact us at info@apricotconsulting.com.au

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