How LEGO used Agile Principles to Accelerate Innovation

Rita McGrath
8 min readAug 18, 2022

Agile methods — in which work is done in parallel by cross-functionally staffed teams — has been the subject of a lot of hype. How refreshing, then, to discover examples of firms making it work in real life. One of the protagonists of the Lego story, Lars Roost, will be partnering with me in person at the World Agility Forum September 23–24.

Rita McGrath

Columbia Business School Professor. Thinkers50 top 10 & #1 in strategy. Bestselling author of The End of Competitive Advantage & Seeing Around Corners.