What does being agile mean for a business?  

Agility, the ability to be flexible is not only linked to one’s physical capabilities. It too can be applied to a business. 

Flexible working

The first thing that comes to mind is flexible working. This lack of rigidity between when and where the workforce carries out work is increasing. During 2020 and beyond, the world has learned that visibility isn’t linked to productivity. In fact by introducing flexible working you can ensure as an employer that your employee are happier with the job they are doing. By allowing them to choose the parameters of when and where they work, instils a higher level of trust which benefits the employee, rather than feeling as though they are another cog in the machine. Flexible working can also allow some employer to change their operational hours, which can be more accommodating when expanding business into another time zone.

A group of friends at a coffee shop

Proactive, not just reactive to change

Being agile means that as a business you aren’t stuck in a one-way of working. While processes help keep the highest level of organisation, sometimes these set-in-stone process can hinder any progress.  However, by being agile as a business you may choose to view projects for by their headline and respond to them based on their individual needs.

By responding in this way, it may ensure that time isn’t lost following process cultures that are outdated. This approach can see the company working more proactively, looking a step ahead for what could happen in the future. This therefore means that when change is required, it isn’t as much of a shock when innovation or process changes are needed.