It's a widely accepted principle these days that business is warfare. The business environment is often compared to the battlefield and leading managers apply principles like those from 'The Art of War' to business situations.
In the battlefield, the speed at which you can move determines your success. It's quite the same when it comes to business.
So, it's natural to ask the question: How agile is your construction business organization? It's difficult to give a precise answer to this question. But if one really tries to find an answer, one would come up with interesting revelations as to the state of business within the organization.
The level of agility your organization possesses is revealed by various factors like:
- The capability to do more than what's normally done by your peer organizations.
- The speed at which you get information as to what's happening in various sites of your business entity.
- How quickly you can act on what's going wrong or probably will go wrong.
- Your ability to accurately assess the state of various operational arms of your business, through key performance indicators.