Why tech-enabled ‘agile working’ is a new office phenomenon
New technologies and working habits are driving traditional workplaces to transform.
In a digital age that is defined by speed, collaboration and experimentation, bold new approaches are called for to drive digital innovation at scale. Some businesses, for example, are building internal catapult initiatives to help in-house stakeholders and their teams develop innovative ideas.
Simon Connington, co-author of ‘The Agile Revolution says the The traditional nine-to-five is under attack,”
Watch this video from CNBC to discover why tech-enabled ‘agile working’ is the new office phenomenon.
Technology and globalisation have completely changed the workplace. In the 20th century, the workplace was a static, physical place. Employees were required to be present in that place for a set number of hours and work was constrained within those walls.
Work, roles and responsibilities were well defined into functional areas with hierarchical management structures. People learned the knowledge or skills of their profession at the beginning of their career and that knowledge was sufficient to span their entire career.
Today, technology has enabled people to work from anywhere, and the lines between working hours and personal time have blurred. Roles and responsibilities change frequently, and skills that aren’t constantly maintained become out of date.