When we hear the term ‘agile work environment,’ what usually comes to mind is hot-desking, working from home, or remote work.
However, agile working is all that and providing a unique office layout. It’s about giving workers the freedom and ability to perform their roles in the most appropriate place and time.
Agile work allows for choice and flexibility in terms of where and when tasks are done, as long as work is delivered within reasonable timelines.
The principle behind agile working is that team members are adults – meaning they are mature, responsible, and trustworthy enough to be expected to perform their duties without much or any prodding.
It’s more about encouraging or guiding staff to act responsibly on their own volition.
The beginnings of agile work environments
Our familiarity with stress and the ever-present need to attain a work-life balance is one of the factors that has led to the evolution of the traditional, nine-to-five in-office work arrangement.