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26 Mar 2017, 15:47
There remains much confusion in the terms used for new ways of working and limited recognition of the benefits of to be gained from their adoption. The Agile Working Progression Model seeks to provide a way of assessing how an organisation can progressing through six stages true Agile Working. The stages in the model reflect the chronology in the development of technological developments to support new ways of working.
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1 Jan 2018, 15:47
The Ways of Working Progression Model shows how new ways of working have progressed through technology from the traditional office to the Digital Workplace.
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10 Aug 2015, 15:47
Workwrapping is an extension of work-life integration that redresses the work-life balance but in a more subtle and dynamic way. It exploits the opportunities provided by agile working practices that are being increasingly adopted by employing organisations. Workwrapping can be a win-win situation: employees can prioritise their time for social and family priorities and with the focus on clearly defined outputs employees can become more productive.
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2 Mar 2015, 15:47
While interviewing employees of large public and private sector organisations for a major survey on Agile Working it became clear to me that many staff didn't really ‘get’ what Agile Working was about. With an increasing number of organisations introducing Agile Working initiatives surely they will stand a greater chance of success if their employees have grasped the concept of Agile Working. In this blog we define Agile Working and identify differences between Agile Working and Flexible Working.
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1 Jan 2015, 15:47
Based on published research the future world of work is presented as a retrospective look back from 2025 at the changes in the world of work to show how developments in technology will drastically change the way we will work in the near future.
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26 Mar 2017, 15:47
There remains much confusion in the terms used for new ways of working and limited recognition of the benefits of to be gained from their adoption. The Agile Working Progression Model seeks to provide a way of assessing how an organisation can progressing through six stages true Agile Working. The stages in the model reflect the chronology in the development of technological developments to support new ways of working.
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2 Jun 2014, 15:47
The industry is full of jargon, BYOD, CYOD and even GWYG, for describing the use of devices in the workplace. While Bring Your Own Device has benefits for employers as well as employees there are also considerable concerns from employers and IT departments in particular. There are also a number of strategic considerations.
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2 Dec 2013, 15:47
One of the problems of discussing new ways of working is the number of terms used to describe it: Agile Working, Smart Working, Flexible Working Mobile Working, Remote Working etc. I present a personal glossary and a commentary on their use.
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10 Nov 2013, 15:47
Agile Working is more challenging than Flexible Working, and most Business Transformation projects, in that it seeks behaviour change of staff beyond their (increasingly notional) 9-5 working hours and impacts, some would say threatens, the life component of their work-life balance. There are ten factors that to contribute to the successful launch of an Agile Working project.
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10 Jul 2013, 15:47
Flexible Working since the beginning of this millennium but the term essentially refers to working that covers all options of work-styles at times and place outside of traditional nine-to-five office-based tradition. Defining Agile Working involves the ability to improve processes within a flexible working style. It requires employers to empower their employees to work how and when they choose to maximise their productivity and provide service improvement. This promises to be a win-win situation. Organisations become more responsive and effective and their employees gain more control over the way they work.