Being Agile as L&D

"Becoming more agile" - this is what you find on the management agenda of almost every company I speak with. Corporate leaders want to foster the organization and technological ability, and - most importantly - the staff mind-set allowing to react faster on market trends, shorten product development cycles, serve smaller markets efficiently, and reduce risks by interacting closer with their clients. 

But the agile trend goes beyond customer interaction and product development. Learning & Development Departments need to help building these new competences and to "walk the talk" by adopting an agile operating mode themselves. 

Here are my first theses on what makes an agile L&D Department.