Leadership Strategies on Agile Operations

Leadership Strategies on Agile Operations
Leadership Strategies on Agile Operations

Proof Point

Reinventor leaders in IBM survey more likely to have skilled people, right partnerships, and agile mindset than practitioners and aspirationals

Leadership Strategies on Agile Operations

2018 (percentage of respondents)

Note: Data based on IBM Institute for Business Value’s global C-suite survey of 12,854 C-level executives from 112 countries. Reinventors are companies leading in digital transformation, Practitioners are enterprises in middle of adopting digital technologies, while Aspirationals are those in early stage of digital transformation

Proof Point Findings

  • Skilled Human Resources – Seven in ten reinventors have right people and invest in their skills, compared to more than half of practitioners and more than 30% of aspirationals
  • Right Partnerships – 73% of reinventors have right network of partners, suppliers and distributors, with 53% of practitioners and 40% of aspirationals having same
  • Innovation Mindset – More than 70% of reinventors allow mistakes in pursuit of innovation, equally rewarding failure and success, more so than 46% of practitioners and 33% of aspirationals
  • Key Growth Drivers – Include rapidly evolving business environment, accelerating pace of technology advancements, and growing need to adapt to uncertain technological changes in market

Business Model and Practices

Business Model
and Practices




Date Last Updated

August 24, 2018

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