Achievements Through Engagement And An Agile Mindset

Gerd Ehrhardt

The modern-day enterprise has a number of factors to juggle. You are working to make your enterprise smart and to enable employees who will reflect you and your brand positively and will propel your enterprise forward. Every decision you make matters – but what exactly will being intelligent bring your company?

The intelligent enterprise

What separates an intelligent enterprise from an average enterprise? An intelligent enterprise gathers information – about the brand, the product, and the customers – and uses that information to take action. It doesn’t find itself playing catchup after something has happened. It utilizes the available intelligent technologies to gather all the data needed to be proactive and solve problems before they become an issue.

Regular data interpretation can help you and your employees understand how your products, services, and brand are seen. Staying on top of this information can ensure that you are always adapting, staying flexible in the face of changing opinions and that your product and offerings never stagnate.

Creating an intelligent enterprise will not only ensure that your products stay top-notch. Most notably, the effect of an intelligent organization creates a fertile and nurturing atmosphere where engagement will surge and an agile mindset can grow.

Boosting engagement

Picture this: you’re at a store, looking to make a purchase. The shop has a good atmosphere, the price is right, and you’re ready to commit. When you go to get help from the staff, they are supportive. They let you speak, and they act like your request is interesting to them.

Enable your enterprise to be represented by interested and engaged employees. An intelligent enterprise fosters the growth of engaged employees. When employees are engaged, they have myriad opportunities to develop an agile mindset, furthering the growth of your workforce and solidifying your brand.

An agile mindset

An “agile mindset” sounds like a simple phrase, but it is often misunderstood. A strong enterprise will be focused on making things happen, on pushing, on growing, and on moving forward. All of these encompass one similar thing: action. Before taking action, it is important to have your brain in the right place. An agile mindset anticipates and eagerly awaits change. It focuses on creating value and does not let itself get mired down in negativity following a setback; instead, it views it as a chance to learn and to grow.

If you’re ready to learn more about creating an agile mindset, watch my video.

As you work to build and improve your enterprise, consider these points for crafting an organization that leads. One that embodies intelligence and builds a strong foundation from which employees can grow. Higher engagement, an agile mindset, and long-term success will follow.

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About Dr. Gerd Ehrhardt

Dr. Gerd Ehrhardt has a proven record of multiyear and multilevel experience in transformation management. He has spent most of his career in an international environment within the software industry. Gerd has lived and worked in many countries on three continents, these include Germany, France, the USA, Singapore, and Jordan. He works at SAP, writes for the Forbes Magazine, the SAP News Center and contributes to the World Economic Forum Agenda. Please follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn