Solve problems today, exist for tomorrow
For many, the primary benefit of organizational agility is the ability to solve critical problems quickly and effectively. Being highly agile will indeed help you solve the problems you have today, but the more important point is that building your agility may be the thing that allows you to exist to solve problems tomorrow, no matter what they may be.
At this point, everyone is, or at least should be, aware of how the rapid rate of technological change is affecting our organizations. My children are in school learning the skills they’ll need for jobs that don’t exist yet. Changes in the climate, population growth, and mass migration are having a profound impact on how individuals—and organizations—operate in the world. COVID-19 accelerated the rate of change even further.