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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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26 Oct 2015, 15:47
Most analyses of agile workers’ requirements are based on workstyles related to job roles e.g. office-based working, homeworking, mobile working etc. However the successful introduction of new ways of working relies on the willingness of the people occupying the job roles to embrace new ways of working - Agile Working needs to accommodate their personalities. However until now there has been little investigation of the needs of Agile Workers with different personality types beyond looking at the needs of extroverts and introverts.
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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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10 Mar 2014, 15:47
While the alluring variety of mobile devices grabs the agile working technology headlines more important is how these devices are connected effectively to corporate information systems. There is a range of ways to provide IT Infrastructure to effectively support Agile Working.
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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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15 Jun 2013, 15:47
Taking an agile working approach to business continuity enables organisations to reduce costs and improve resilience. The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) conducted a survey of more than 1,000 employers and 2,000 employees on flexible working provision and its uptake. Just over half (52%) reported there is a positive impact flexible working on business continuity.
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4 Jun 2013, 15:47
My involvement started back in the year 2000 when the government launched the Work-Life Balance Challenge Fund to encourage employers to recognise the personal and family commitments of their staff. By doing so, it was argued, staff would be more productive. Despite the altruistic goals I, like others, found little tangible evidence of productivity gains. Now we have Agile Working and it could be argued that this is what Smart Working should have been about, staff working smarter. Agile Working provides the opportunity to achieve new significant benefits in improved customer service and cost reductions.