THE 4 MOST COMMON OBSTACLES TO AGILE WORKING – AND HOW TO OVERCOME THEM

Talk of agility and agile working is everywhere at the moment. But if the benefits are so significant, why hasn’t every business adopted it? From our experiences with organisations big and small, in both the public and private sectors, we’ve observed four common obstacles which can hinder a transition to Activity Based Working.

#1: KNOW YOUR WORKERS

With 57% of employees confident their current workplace enables them to work productively, is there a danger a move to agile working ends up only really helping the other 43%? The solution is to really know your workers and what they need.

 

#2: GET THE BOARD ON BOARD

How do you ensure the company’s leaders – not just the one with budget authority – are truly on board with the change to agile working? It's a question of getting the Board on board, so the rest of the company can come too.

 

#3: BE PREPARED TO REALLY CHANGE

The fear of wasting time, money and effort on an agile white elephant prevents many organisations from even exploring activity based working. If your project is to be a success, you have to be ready to really change.

 

#4: PROVE IT CAN WORK

The big question facing any move to agile working is: ‘How do you know it’s going to work?’ Our new Agile Working Pilot Pack aims to help you answer that question – allowing you to trial agile working in your workplace, without breaking the bank.

 

 

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