Glenside is well aware of how much the workplace environment is evolving with advances in technology. These developments have created innovative new options in the way we work. One of the results of this flexibility has been the possibility of adopting agile ways of working.
A report for NHS Employers "Agile Working – a Guide to Employers" provides a useful definition of agile work practices: "Agile working is a way of working in which an organisation empowers its people to work where, when and how they choose – with maximum flexibility and minimum constraints – to optimise their performance and deliver "best in class" value and customer service."
The NHS report also maintains that an agile working policy can promote the use of "communications and information technology to enable people to work in ways which best suit their needs without the traditional limitations of where and when tasks must be performed."
Communication and mobility
The benefits of agile working are becoming increasingly apparent. Employers in both the public and private sectors have come to realise that people do not perform at their best, nor are they as motivated as they should be, if they are permanently deskbound! An agile workplace can free up ideas, encourage innovation and promote teamwork between people from different operational areas of a business.
Every organisation is different, but moves towards providing aspects of an agile work environment can take advantage of the openings that technology and particularly mobile communications can offer. It is an exciting time for business!
Looking for some inspiration? Or a flavour of what we can create, including examples reflecting agile workplace design? Why not browse this selection of our completed projects – you will soon see the broad diversity of what we have achieved.