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Everyone is talking about agile working – But what does it mean?

The recent pandemic has bought agile working to the forefront of the minds of many businesses. But what does agile working actually mean?

Many people associate agile working with flexible working, hot-desking or working remotely, however, agile working is much more than that. It is a way of working in which an organisation empowers its people to work where, when, and how they choose – with maximum flexibility and minimum constraints – to optimise their performance to produce their best work.

70% of organisations are predicted to adopt some sort of agile working by 2020 according to Growth Business.

So now we know what agile working means, what are the benefits of having an agile workforce?

  • Improved quality of working relationships, both internal and client-facing
  • Reduced costs due to not needing as many fixed workstations
  • Increased productivity as employee moral is boosted
  • Improved talent acquisition and retention, as agile working is attractive to prospective employees

Agile working will also help combat company concerns about how to keep their staff and client’s save after the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Agile working allows employees to adhere to social distancing rules and gives them the flexibility needed to ensure they are not coming in to contact with lots of people on a daily basis unnecessarily.

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