Getting Started with Business Agility

Ableton Playlist — Business Agility is a complex undertaking and, at the scale of Ableton, this is highly magnified.


This playlist is designed to amplify and accelerate the journey that Ableton is on. Each of these research reports, references, and case studies have been carefully selected to highlight the breadth of what is possible.

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The Domains of Business Agility

We define "Business Agility" as a set of organizational capabilities, behaviors, and ways of working that affords your business the freedom, flexibility, and resilience to achieve its purpose. No matter what the future brings.


The best place to start is the Domains of Business Agility. These are the defining cultural and behavioral characteristics of an agile organization. Spanning the entire organizational system, each domain is equally important, necessary, and interrelated. This model outlines what an organization needs so that it can seize emerging opportunities for its customers' benefit. » Learn More »


The Domains of Business Agility also offers a helpful guide throughout the transformation process, from just starting out to maturity.

What's the State of Business Agility?

Each year we publish the Business Agility Report. An analysis of the state of business agility from hundreds of organizations around the world. 


Compared to previous years, 2020 saw more organizations commence their business agility journey.  And those on the journey reported greater progress. Year-on-year, overall maturity has increased by 8%.


Respondents continue to report additional focus is required with leadership style,  vision and sponsorship.  Broader structural issues include organizational silos, alignment, and funding. Of special note, in the last two months of data collection for the 2020 report, many respondents indicated that their organizations were better positioned to adapt to COVID-19 due to their adoption of business agility.

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Leadership Development

Business Agility requires leaders to recruit, hire, nurture, and develop people with a strong fit for future potential and purpose alignment, over fit to position.

A Global Workplace

Working remotely is not just working from a "different" location.

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Cross-Functional Business Teams

Business Agility requires the ability for an organization to create coalitions or change structure as needed to embrace new opportunities with ease and without disruption.


The following case studies and articles cover some of the most inspirational and informational facets of business agility. These stories will help to highlight the importance of culture and mindset. 

December 6, 2019, 28 minutes read time

Whitepaper: Employee Engagement

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Agile outside IT

Business Agility requires operations to adapt and continuously evolve as needed in service of creating value for customers.