A company can’t will itself to be agile. Agility is an emergent property that appears when an organization has the right mindset, the right skills, and the ability to multiply those skills through collaboration. To count agility as a core competence, you have to embed it into the culture. You have to encourage an enterprisewide appetite for radical ideas. You have to keep the company in a constant state of inventiveness. It’s one thing to inject a company with inventiveness. It’s another thing to build a company on inventiveness.
To organize for agility, your company needs to develop a “designful mind.” A designful mind confers the ability to invent the widest range of solutions for the wicked problems now facing your company, your industry, and your world.
-Marty Neumeier, Designing the Future of Business