Strategic Planning and Implementation Best Practices for Achieving Organizational Agility: Best Practice Report

Published On:
April 08, 2016
Authored By:
Holly Lyke-Ho-Gland
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More than half of CEOs responding to a PWC 2016 CEO survey believe their organizations are now facing more threats and opportunities than three years ago (thanks to disruptive technologies, the internet of things, more demanding customers, growing regulations, etc.) Yet most of the CEOs are concerned that their organizations lack the skills and flexibility necessary to identify and deal with new opportunities and threats. Organizational agility allows organizations to overcome such obstacles.

In February 2016, APQC and its research partner Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP) conducted a survey to gauge organizations’ agility and what strategic planning practices (i.e., planning activities, internal and external assessments, and implementation practices) affect that agility.

This report looks at which factors drive or deter organizational agility, what are the top obstacles, and what are some solutions to address the obstacles.