The Need to Institutionalize Government’s Newfound Agility

Governing: Over the past several months, the coronavirus crisis has laid bare the cost of rigidity, requiring governments, businesses and individuals alike to swiftly ditch their old ways and adapt to new ones. Faced with a global pandemic, government agencies worldwide have modified regulations, repurposed infrastructure, reassigned workers and embraced technology with unprecedented speed.

To thrive in a post-COVID world, governments should now institutionalize this kind of response and shift their cultures permanently to encourage flexibility, adaptability and constant learning. In other words, they should develop and nurture agility.

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