Our work with the Agile Business Consortium continues to grow. The Consortium’s Framework for Business Agility is designed to help organizations become more adaptive, creative and resilient. One dimension of this framework includes “agile strategy”. But what does that mean? In a word, agile strategy involves shifting your organization from a linear to a circular…

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The coronavirus can teach us a lot about the true nature of our economy. The most important lesson: for decades, we’ve fundamentally misunderstood how our economy works. Our economic policy has been driven by neoclassical economics. The basic idea: you have a government, and you have the private sector. Their interests diverge. For a prosperous…

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We are excited about a new partnership that is emerging with the Digital Enterprise Society, the Purdue Agile Strategy Lab, and the Purdue Digital Enterprise Center. Digital transformation of any enterprise can be a challenge, harder seemingly, then it should be. Together, these three organizations are developing and customizing a set of tools and resources…

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Through our partnership with Colorado State University, we are introducing Strategic Doing to the Colorado workforce system. In a one-day training held in Denver, we provided an introduction to Strategic Doing to 24 professionals drawn from across the state. These professionals are learning to become guides in this agile strategy process. Strategic Doing it involves…

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We finished up our time in New Jersey this week guiding a strategy workshop with administrators from a large health system. As you might imagine, they face lots of strategic issues. Yesterday, we help them tackle some operational concerns related to engineering systems – HVAC, telecommunication, maintenance, etc. In just three hours we came up…

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We completed our second-largest training in agile strategy at The Ohio State University. (Our largest was in Puerto Rico with the University of Puerto Rico-Mayguez).  Sponsored by Ohio State University’s Office of Outreach and Engagement, our training brought together the diverse class from across the university and the community. Participants included  professional engagement staff, professionals…

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After the Lab leads a training in Strategic Doing, we encourage participants to put the skills to work immediately. Here’s a good example. Gloria Putnam, with North Carolina Sea Grant, North Carolina State University, attended a workshop we conducted in Delaware With Sea Grant universities in the fall of 2017. This spring, she worked with her…

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For over five years, the Agile Lab team has been donating its time to help civic leaders in Flint, Michigan. Our starting challenge: How could we reduce teenage homicide rates. Below, you can see a video we completed several years ago with the core team that initially came to us for help. Now, the most trained…

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The Agile Lab is participating in the work of the Engineering Change Lab based in Canada.  Launched in 2015, the Engineering Change Lab is focused on “unlocking the higher potential of engineering” in Canada. It is composed of 40 leaders from the private sector, universities, government and nonprofits. This month, Liz Nilsen is sharing  our…

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