Agile and flexible working policies are becoming more commonplace. But in order to properly apply these principles, you need to understand the differences between the two.
Agile working, while it tends to incorporate an FWP is not wholly the same thing. While flexible working allows people to work where and when they want, and agile way of working is embedded in everything the organisation does (and doesn’t) do.
Creating an agile workforce often means a whole shift in the way the organisation operates day-to-day. While agile working (AW) is different from Agile project management, AW takes the principles from the Agile PM manifesto and incorporates them into the everyday running of the business. Agile ceremonies such as stand-ups and retrospectives are encouraged, silos are destroyed and the company works towards a common goal (continually delivering value to the customer). People are open, honest and welcome feedback. An agile workforce realises changes to products, projects and services will happen, they are prepared for these changes and adapt to them accordingly.
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