Free Report: The Complete Guide to Agile Working Environments
What is an Agile Work Environment?
As team member expectations change, workplace cultures naturally evolve to reflect what is important to employees. The most modern workplace trend is agile working – the idea that work is an activity we do, rather than a place we go. Furthermore, As global customers expect faster service delivery, there is pressure on the supply side to meet demand.
Agile is an established culture that enables employees greater freedom and flexibility in their working lives. Hence, agile cultures embrace new technologies offering different choices around where and when to work. Additionally, this way of working encourages employees to self-manage, shifting focus to productivity and team member contributions.
Furthermore, agile practices have several all-encompassing benefits, including better working lives for employees, increased operational readiness, reduced environmental impact, and organisational costs. In addition, agile methodologies show increases in cross-selling and greater profitability.
Adopting agile practices is a big ask for organisations and requires reviewing new management styles and technology. Of course, there will be barriers when implementing an agile culture. However, when you understand what will be changing, you can implement effective change management to ensure a smooth transition for all involved.
This paper expands on the following three talking points:
- What are Agile work practices?
- What are the pros and cons of Agile work practices?
- How do I move to an Agile culture?