In recent articles, we’ve explored the concept of agile working, what it means for you and your business, and how it will help you to achieve your strategic goals. This blog summarises the key elements of the concept, and the benefits that it can bring to your organisation.
Agile working and flexible working are not the same. A move to an agile working ethos is more than just creating a flexible working environment. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that a new environment with all the latest technology and stand-out furniture will give you the full transformational business benefits of agile working.
Take the time to understand where your business can make process efficiencies, understand your working culture and consider how you will take your employees and clients on the journey with you. Get the foundations right and you can be sure that by the time your new office interior is complete, you’ll be well on track to get real return on your investment.
The benefits of agile working.
- Opportunity to deliver business transformation – such as moving into new markets, reducing overheads
- Delivers efficiencies which save money – be that less time to complete a task or reduced square footage for your team
- More focus on outputs rather than inputs means a better customer value proposition
- The best staff are attracted and retained – lower staff attrition has real financial value
- Customer needs met more efficiently and effectively
- More streamlined processes save time
- Productivity is increased
“It’s not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” – Charles Darwin
To find out more about agile working and how you can make the most of it to help your organisation move forward, download our whitepaper “Get stretching – An introduction to agile working”: