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BCG Bytes

Welcome to BCG Bytes, a collection of BCG’s current thinking about all things digital by our experts in Australia and New Zealand. In this edition, what are the good habits of agile innovators?

Digital innovation is becoming increasingly pervasive across industries, generating both challenges and rewards for those companies that embrace change. BCG recently released a report ranking the most innovative companies and it is not surprising that seven of the top ten are digital natives. As the digital innovation divide begins to widen, it is imperative that companies re-assess digital’s impact on strategy, operations and organisation.

The most innovative companies successfully used organisational change mechanisms such as agile ways of working. Explore the divide of agile transformations and the good habits Executive sponsors need to adopt to succeed.

7 Habits of Highly Effective Agile Executive Sponsors

The importance of executive sponsors in agile transformations has grown dramatically over the last five years. Agile transformations are not immediate; they require patience, resilience and tenacity. A highly effective executive sponsor will not only guide their teams, but also actively use agile working on a day-to-day basis to achieve their goals.

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The Most Innovative Companies 2018

Among global innovators, only four factors increased in strategic importance this year. All were digital-related. BCG's twelfth innovation report focuses on the ways digital is transforming products, services, and the processes that create them.

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