ExxonMobil has formally been on a journey in pursuit of agility since 2012. In that time, we’ve pivoted multiple times as we’ve understood the complexities of transforming a large enterprise with over 140 years of history. As we’ve worked the transformation, we’ve found that our large organizational size and global footprint brings specific challenges that have forced us to forge our own path.
As a part of this journey, we’ve heard all of the popular talks and read many books that claim to give us great advice on how to “win” in the marketplace, “win” to serve our customers, and “win” to continue playing the game. As our organizations have matured into agile organizations, we really wrestled with ensuring that our vision and strategy tie to the work that our people are doing every day. As a part of this, we built a framework that helps organizations explore the many ways in which they win, how this ties to organizational strategy, organizational design, and the trade-offs involved with implementing different approaches.