An Agile Advisory Board can be a great answer, which is one of my favorite things to do these days as a culmination of my own agile journey. Whether called a "Board of Advisors", "Advisory Council", "Advisory Committee" or something else, the primary function of a non-governance Board is to provide advisory regarding enterprise agility, future-proofing the business and sustaining the desired trajectory of profitable growth. Distinctly different from a governance Board of Directors and free from the burden of the necessary associated bureaucracy, Boards of Advisors can serve in a much more dynamic, impactful and agile way. Indeed, as such, there is a rising tide of companies large and small establishing Boards of Advisors, in many cases as a complement to a governance Board of Directors.
I love Chairing Agile Advisory Boards and/or occupying the Agility seat around the table of a Board of Advisors. What does an Agile Advisory Board do? Its function is to diversify and expand your VUCA Radar Scope (scanning over the horizon of your radar scope to spot VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity & Ambiguity) as an early warning system of seeing potential VUCA coming on the fringes, de-risking a tendency for blind spots before you are otherwise likely to do. Stress-testing your Agile SWOT Analysis (analyzing your agility strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats). Assessing the integration, alignment and attunement of your Agility Operating System (AOS) and Agile Leadership, to be translating agile strategy and agile execution into traction on your desired trajectory, wheelspin.