TECH BUYER Jan 2022 - IDC Perspective - Doc # US48785122

Creating the Virtuous Circle of Empowerment, Agility, and Resilience


Marc Strohlein

This IDC Perspective discusses how exponential change and growth in the business world is a relatively recent phenomenon. Spurred early on by the internet and web, it's gaining more speed and scale driven by social, mobile, and cloud computing, with machine learning and AI further pressing on the accelerator more recently. The lesson is clear for CIOs and business leaders: The ability to sense and adapt to rapidly changing conditions and events is an existential imperative.

One powerful way to leverage change and disruption is to create virtuous circles of agility, resilience, and empowerment that propel workers, teams, and organizations to new levels of performance. This study is intended to help CIOs understand the importance of viewing agility, resilience, and empowerment as three intertwined components of a system or virtuous circle that can power enterprise performance in the face of substantive change. It explains the three components, how they reinforce one another, and how to bring them together to form the virtuous circle.

"Savvy leaders understand that empowerment, agility, and resilience are essential to the success of modern enterprises," says Marc Strohlein, adjunct research advisor with IDC's IT Executive Programs (IEP). "What some fail to see, however, is how they are intertwined and can be orchestrated to create reinforcing loops that drive speed and impact."



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