Agile Work

What is Agile Work?

Agile Work is a term used to describe approaches to project management that emphasize collaboration, incremental delivery, and continual learning. Moreover, it’s different from the flexible working policy. In short, it’s a maximum flexibility approach that empowers workers. This allows people to work where, when and how they choose to meet professional and organizational goals.

Learn more about flexible and agile working.

What is Agile Work

Agile Work Environment

Working and adopting an agile work environment is all about optimization. It takes both skill and time to optimize a workspace and take advantage of its maximum potential. A lot of space in traditional offices often remains unused or empty most of the day. Agile work environments aim to solve this problem, making sure people have the freedom to choose where to work. This depends on the type of work a person needs to do that day. Such environments inspire creative thinking and provide an opportunity for people to interact more.

Transition to Agile Work Environment

An agile surrounding takes some time to get used to, compared to a normal work one. If you’re transitioning to agile, there’s bound to be an adjustment period. Let’s explore the three steps you’d want to take in order to help employees transition smoothly.

Ease anxiety and confusion

The last thing you’d want to do is cause your employees to feel discomfort or even anxiety due to workplace changes. The way avoid that is to organize educations and trial runs for employees, making sure they feel familiar in their new surroundings. Lead by example and make sure everyone is on the same page before you start.

Drive a cultural change

Not everything is about freedom, as work culture plays a significant role here. Sometimes you need to get employees in the right state of mind first. That’s why having a work culture that rewards innovation and supports freedom is crucial to the whole agile state of mind. Without it, you’ll find that people will revert easily to their previous habits.

Manage employee health impact

Once you’ve got everything else covered, it’s a good idea to consider employee health. That’s where the choice of furniture and workplace design comes into play. You’d want to make sure that everything aims to offer certain health benefits. For example, offer furniture that inspires standing up instead of sitting down the entire day. Therefore, taking care of health creates a happier and more engaged work environment.

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Agile Work was last modified: June 18th, 2019 by Mirjana
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