Talent & Organization for Financial Services

Talking Agility

A podcast that takes an in-depth look at enterprise agility. Leading experts cover what it is, why it matters, and—most of all—how to achieve it.
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Enterprise agility is the ability to respond effectively, with speed and stability, to opportunities and disruption.

09| Enterprise Agility: building an adaptive, re-skilled workforce with Nicholas Whittall and Andrew Woolf

An agile enterprise needs an agile workforce. And while organizations recognize the need to reskill and adapt to new technologies, very few are acting. What will the future of work look like? What role does leadership have in shaping an agile culture at work? And what kinds of skills and competencies should leaders be looking for as they build their future workforce?

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Enterprise Agility: building an adaptive, re-skilled workforce

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08| Enterprise agility: The challenger’s perspective with Julian Sawyer of Starling Bank

Is it easier to achieve Enterprise agility if you start with a “clean slate”? What can challenger banks teach industry incumbents? Julian Sawyer, Chief Operating Officer of Starling Bank, joins Elitsa Nacheva to explore these questions and more.

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07 | Enterprise Agility: Developing mental agility with Gazelle Partners

Without agile individuals, Enterprise Agility becomes impossible. On this episode, Elitsa is joined by Nici Butchart of Gazelle Partners, which helps business leaders foster employee wellbeing. They discuss how to maintain an agile state of mind in times of stress and change.

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06 | Enterprise Agility: The path to the customer

Banking customer behaviour has changed more in the last five years than in the previous 30, says Neil Garton of the Royal Bank of Scotland. Neil joins Elitsa to discuss how RBS keeps the customer at the centre of its enterprise agility program and what F1 racing reveals about agile change management.

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Enterprise agility: The path to the customer with Neil Garton, Head of CRM, RBS

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05 | Enterprise Agility: The journey from agile in IT

Before it went mainstream, enterprise agility was the exclusive domain of software developers. What can its roots tell us about achieving it in new contexts like financial services? Agility thought leaders John and Charlie Rudd join Elista Nacheva to discuss finding the road forward.

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Enterprise agility: The Journey from Agile in IT

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04 | Enterprise Agility: The paradox of true agility

Are organizational speed and stability mutually exclusive? Michael Bazigos of Accenture Strategy joins Elitsa Nacheva to look at the paradox of true agility, other surprising insights from Accenture's Transformation GPS tool, and what ultra-fast motorcycles can teach financial services leaders.

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Enterprise agility: The paradox of true agility

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03 | Enterprise Agility: Rewiring your business

Elitsa Nacheva welcomes Andy Young back to the podcast to take a closer look at the challenges and opportunities organizations face as they seek to become more agile.

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Enterprise agility: Rewiring your business

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02 | Enterprise Agility: Vision and leadership

In this episode, Elitsa Nacheva interviews Accenture's Eva Sage-Gavin about the role of leadership and culture in fostering enterprise agility. Eva shares insights on common challenges for leaders and goes over several client examples.

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01 | Enterprise Agility: A strategic imperative

Accenture's Elitsa Nacheva kicks off the podcast with Andy Young and James Tabernor. The group discusses the importance of enterprise agility and why true agility has so far proved elusive for many organizations.

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Welcome to the Talking Agility podcast

This podcast series takes an in-depth look at enterprise agility for financial services. We’ll cover what it is, why it matters, and—most of all—how to achieve it. We’ll also discuss exciting new research and bring the concept of enterprise agility home with real-world examples.

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"Talking Agility uncovers how technology, disruption and innovation intersect, and explores the tools and skills your organization needs."

– ELITSA NACHEVA, Management Consultant, Talent & Organization – Financial Services and Host of Talking Agility

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