In sports, agility is defined as the ability to move with balance, speed, and flexibility. Agility is developed through extensive training, frequent practice, and ongoing coaching. During a competition, the hope is that all three capabilities effectively come together and lead to victory. Today’s pharmaceutical and life sciences companies require the capacity to change and adapt quickly to win in today’s marketplace. Unlike sports where the rules of the game are defined, the playing field in healthcare is changing rapidly and creating much uncertainty. Agile organizations and individuals must move with balance, speed, and flexibility. This helps them to react and adapt successfully to the emergence of new competitors, disruptive technologies, and sudden shifts in overall market conditions.

The dynamic healthcare environment requires change agility skills to prepare employees for constant change and to ensure wins at the individual, team, and organizational level. Organizations can become more agile by streamlining and simplifying the way work gets done and empowering decision making down to the appropriate level. This also helps unlock innovation and drives up engagement as more employees find ways to work more impactfully together. We help organizations go from strategy to effective implementation, by helping employees understand how their work is changing, identifying improvement opportunities, streamlining the work, and building change agility capacity.


Wendy L. Heckelman
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Wendy L. Heckelman

Dr. Wendy Heckelman, president and founder of WLH Consulting, Inc. has 25 years of experience working with Fortune 100 industry clients. These include pharmaceutical, biotech, health care, consumer products, financial services, and distribution service organizations. Wendy has also worked with international non-profit organizations and growing entrepreneurial companies.

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