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Agile productivity

Seventy-eight per cent of New Zealand leaders now say they have strategic plans in place to improve agility within the next year.* Research shows that agility — an organisation’s ability to adapt and change quickly in response to external change — is a critical priority for senior leaders and executives in New Zealand.

Source: IDC InfoBrief: New Zealand’s State of Agility 2021.

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Build an empowered culture and resilient workforce with agile productivity

Agile organisations have systems, processes, and the culture in place to rapidly change and adapt to disruption. Datacom’s agile productivity approach can help you quickly analyse your organisation, establish a robust benefit baseline, and rapidly develop a value-based agility road map aligned to your organisational strategy.

The challenge

To thrive in today’s environment, organisations face a paradigm shift from a rigid machine model structure to a dynamic adaptive systems approach. The challenge is that this is not a simple organisation structure change, a new process, a technology platform, or even solely a culture shift. A holistic change programme that combines all of these is required for success.

Culture comes first. Everyone involved in the creation and delivery of value throughout the organisation must firstly embrace an agile mindset of collaboration, experimentation, fast learning cycles, and responsiveness to change. The organisation structure, processes, and technology required to enable this change from leadership through to operations must follow rapidly. For most organisations, their transition to agility will be one of the most significant changes they will make. It is also one that most organisations can’t afford to ignore, and the early adopters will reap great competitive advantage.

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The solution

Datacom’s agile productivity approach provides the people and expertise to assess, plan, and guide your organisation through your agility journey:

  • Strategic change planning: specialist agile consultants can help to assess, design, and guide your approach and change plan
  • Accredited agile training: establish strong foundations for your new culture with proven training frameworks
  • Team coaching: bring learnings to life and embed them into daily practice with expert industry leaders
  • Agile at scale: expand your agile ways of working beyond your frontline teams by mapping and implementing value streams throughout your business that continuously deliver value across your strategic themes
  • Lean change: invite your people to own and drive the change process through rapid, adaptive feedback loops.
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Download our lean agile productivity worksheet

Use our lean agile productivity worksheet to identify opportunities for your organisation to reduce waste, increase efficiency, and drive better customer and employee experience through agile ways of working.

Using a staged approach to identify and consider areas of friction or concern, alongside areas of opportunity, the Datacom lean agile productivity worksheet serves as a fantastic starting point for unlocking digital agility.

Contact one of our specialists below for expert assistance with applying the worksheet to your organisation.

Datacom's lean agile productivity worksheet

Talk to the experts

In a highly competitive and rapidly changing market, culture and ways of working are critically important — and in a digital-first world, Datacom is a leader in achieving this.

Our agile pulse assessment is a fast and straightforward way to get started:​

  1. ​Our specialist agile advisory consultants engage virtually, using our unique agile pulse framework to assess your people, process, and platform needs.
  2. We present you with a report outlining the road map to achieving your agility goals, estimated cost, and return on investment​.
  3. You can make an informed investment decision and start your journey with confidence.

Whether it’s one team or an organisation-wide change, Datacom’s experienced team of experts can deliver a quality end-to-end outcome from strategy to reality within weeks so your organisation can survive today and thrive tomorrow.

Datacom’s agile experts

  • Datacom's Susan Adams
    Susan Adams, Principal Advisory Consultant, Agile Culture Change
    Susan is an agile coach, Scrum master, IT project manager, and business change manager with more than 20 years of experience in both New Zealand and the UK.
  • Datacom's Mike Newbrook
    Mike Newbrook, Senior Consultant — Agile Culture & Lean Change Management
    Mike has 15-plus years of delivery and business change experience across public and private sectors. He helps organisations implement better ways of working through agile principles and practices.
  • Datacom's Damian Brown
    Damian Brown, Consulting Director — Agile Culture & Lean Change Management
    Damian has been an agile practitioner, trainer, and coach since 2008 and is one of New Zealand's most experienced Kanban practitioners. He has a successful track record of delivering complex projects.

Explore other strategic agility themes

Organisational performance is driven by five strategic agility themes. Explore the other four themes to find out how you can apply these insights to drive agility in your organisation.

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    Connected experience
    Create highly tailored and flexible customer journeys that meet ever-changing customer needs, through intelligent and adaptive digital platforms. Learn more
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    Customer centricity
    Build data and insight-led agility through extensive and diverse customer datasets, fed into intelligent and predictive analytics for deeper insight for proactive disruption. Learn more
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    Employee experience
    Attract and nurture top talent to do their best work through purpose-driven agile culture, intelligent workflows and innovative collaboration tools. Learn more
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    Process optimisation
    Leverage lean approaches and digital automation, intelligence and analytics tools to augment and improve processes and workflows. Learn more

Responding to rapid change has never been more important.

Business is changing faster, and the challenges of 21st-century economies are evident everywhere. From talent shortages and remote workforces, supply chain tension and geopolitical volatility, and shifting customer demand and aggressive competition — change and uncertainty are the norms. Discover how your peers are meeting these challenges, and leveraging their newfound focus on agility.

Download IDC InfoBrief: New Zealand’s State of Agility 2021, sponsored by Datacom.

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The public sector’s need to be responsive is more pressing than ever before.

The modern demands of the public sector, at every level of government and to every public service and platform, continues to bring new challenges to the market. Expectations born of the private sector are increasingly driving constant change, and new technologies and transactional platforms bring new opportunities and challenges every day. 

Download IDC InfoBrief: New Zealand’s State of Agility 2021 — Public Sector, sponsored by Datacom, to see how digitally-enabled agility will continue to define successful outcomes. 

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