Ann Clarke of Claremont looks at the commercial importance of an agile workplace, the influential technologies that are presenting new opportunities and why the time to embrace them is now.
Workplaces are rich habitats, full of diverse job roles, different talents, wide-ranging skillsets, far-reaching experience and different age groups. In a talent-poor economy where finding, not to mention keeping, the most skilled employees is one of a business’s biggest challenges.
The shift towards agile and flexible working in many organisations is driven by the need to increase business productivity while reducing costs, and the need to be more responsive and adaptable in a constantly changing business landscape.
The trend towards flexible working is gathering pace in a wide range of industries. Its increasing prevalence is driven by the need for organisations to be more agile, adaptable and responsive in the way they work.
What makes 50 British companies all plan to change their company culture for just one working day? The answer is flexible working.
Agile working is the culmination of changing working practices and new technologies and as such, it requires new working environments too.
The most successful hot desking environments strive for greater efficiency by addressing three elements – facilities, culture and behaviour.