Agile Transformation

For Julhiet Sterwen, the success of a transformation invariably depends on an organization’s ability to simultaneously manage four issues. Agile transformation is one of them.

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Agile transformation and management style

To adapt to major changes and become more competitive, organizations must undergo radical transformations. Traditional top-down styles of management have reached their limits, no longer meeting the aspirations of employees or promoting responsiveness and innovation.
Nowadays, organizations must go beyond dictatorial processes and cultivate employee empowerment, simplified processes and common sense. They must (re)build a client-centric approach and align their structures, governance, management and ways of cooperating. In other words, organizations must become agile.
Companies that achieve this kind of transformation gain key competitive advantages: engagement, productivity and talent retention.
For Julhiet Sterwen, each organization must find its own form of agility, based on its history, values, culture and maturity, regardless of its business model or operations.


Agile transformation and business performance

Agility also comes from the alignment between the company’s business model and process performance. Clients and employees are the first to benefit.
This is the way of operational excellence, which brings productivity, cost savings, responsiveness and teamwork. Boosting the company’s performance also involves updating work methods and facilitating cooperation.

Agile transformation and innovation

An agile culture promotes innovation, which requires curiosity, an open mind and a pragmatic approach. But innovation is above all an organized process with specific governance. Otherwise, innovation tends to generate proofs of concept (PoCs) without enabling full-scale deployment.
Julhiet Sterwen clearly maps out the innovation process, the skills required at each step and the relevant governance. In this way, companies can professionalize and industrialize their innovations as the prerequisite for sustainable growth.