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What drives agility for businesses and what investments should you make?

We wanted to explore what drives agility, how businesses are investing to secure agility and how sources of funding can impact agility. So we carried out over 1,000 survey interviews in November 2019 and September 2020 with the help of YouGov and Censuswide.

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Five key takeaways:


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Constantly think ahead about the role and potential for technology in the business to both maximise efficiency and avoid dependence on legacy systems and processes.

Decision making

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Review decision making processes, including the role of financial input, to ensure the right decisions are made at pace.

Flexible working

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Proactively plan flexible working practices post-pandemic, to give clarity to employees as well as aiding recruitment and retention.

Operations planning

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Review the structure of teams, training needs and routes to greater employee empowerment to ensure continuity of operations and aid succession planning.

Funding strategy

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Develop a funding strategy for the business which will protect agility and resilience in the long term.

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Read the first report in the series

Read the first report in the series

In the first report we look at the importance of agility when operating in a changing business landscape. We also asked business leaders about their short and long-term business objectives. Although the pandemic has been challenging, looking ahead to the long term there are reasons to feel positive across all sectors.
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