Ok, here we go. It had to happen sooner or later; a Christmas-themed piece on agile working. The twelve days of Christmas has a lot to answer for. In the spirit of giving, here are 12 presents for business leaders unsure if, or how, they should introduce and make a success of agile working.
- Stop dithering. Either make it a clear strategy, a high priority and go for it; or be like Marisa Meyers of Yahoo! and stop all remote working. A halfway house is no good — it irritates stakeholders and confuses employees.
- Establish a talented change management team. Know that you’ll need your best transformation team to make it successful. Agile working can seem simple but it is a significant multi-layered challenge for the organisation, many employees and particularly for middle managers well and truly marinated in a culture of supervision and presenteeism. Make sure the team has the authority and resources to be successful. [Read more...]