Organizational agility is critical for businesses seeking to navigate an increasingly complex and volatile environment.
Changing UK regulations meant gaming business William Hill was forced to pivot its focus to the European market. Mark Skinner, human resources director for digital at William Hill, describes the situation his company faced and their subsequent response.
“As a gaming business, William Hill has been buffeted by changing regulations. Tighter regulation in the UK has dented our business and forced us to look to Europe and the US – where betting and gambling is perceived more favorably – for future growth. So, we have had to use organizational agility to pivot our business to new markets, while still running our UK operations.
In an ideal world, we would have the luxury of time to create a new, international culture. But we have been building the engine while flying. Organizational agility has been forced on us since 2016 when we really felt the impact of changing UK regulations. We talk to our staff about the culture we are consistently striving for, a culture of continuous improvement on costs, efficiency, and effectiveness.”
”We talk to our staff about the culture we are consistently striving for, a culture of continuous improvement on costs, efficiency, and effectiveness.
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