The Greatest Innovation Since the Assembly Line
The relentless pursuit of efficiency no longer yields the profits it once did because it requires a level of business predictability that no longer exists. In our high change, global economy responsiveness now trumps efficiency.The agile enterprise is an organization that uses responsiveness to make profits from a hundred small adjustments every day and from occasional big wins as opportunities arise. Soon, those companies that cannot make money from a hundred small adjustments and some occasional big wins will hardly be profitable at all.
Learn the three key operating processes employed by the agile enterprise and see how they work together to deliver the responsiveness that generates profits in a high change economy. See strategies for the innovative and pragmatic use of people, process and technology that enable the agile enterprise to emerge. Case study examples from the author’s own experience are provided to illustrate a proven and practical approach for organizations that wish to become agile and the benefits they will reap from doing so.
From the Back Cover – Praise for GREATEST INNOVATION SINCE THE ASSEMBLY LINE
Mike Hugos provides simple, straight forward ideas, concepts, examples and exhibits that have you nodding your head in agreement page after page. Each time you finish a section you are asking yourself “why aren’t we doing more of this?” His practical approach and methodologies to attaining agility is actually agile in itself.
–Frank W. Enfanto, Vice President, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Massachusetts
In today’s global marketplace, the emphasis for any organization must be on responsiveness to changing market conditions. Ignore this fact and your organization will be in a race to the bottom. Hugos provides a succinct roadmap for becoming more responsive, agile, and ultimately better positioned to deal with the one business constant we all face: change.
–Ken Burbary, SVP, Campbell Ewald, Inc.