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In the past year and a half, there has been a huge change in the way many businesses operate to accommodate the impact of the pandemic. Many companies sadly closed down due to being unable to change the way in which they and their employees work, but many others have been able to adapt their operations to suit this shift in society. As a result of these changes, new working solutions have arisen, with flexibility and adaptability being the driving force behind these new behaviors. One such solution is known as Agile Working, and it’s turning heads in the world of business.
What Is Agile Working?
Simply put, agile working is the ability to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of your work by breaking down the boundaries of how to accomplish your goal, whilst also following the guidelines of the assignment. These boundaries could be a confining and restrictive office or desk for example. Conducting all of your work from the same space is physically unhealthy, and it also has a drastic impact on the mind. An agile work environment, however, lets employees work on the go, in different places, and at different times to suit them. As long as targets and deadlines are being achieved, it shouldn’t really matter where someone was working to achieve it.
First off, once you adopt this new working mentality, you’ll find that you’ll be freeing up a lot of office space. You won’t require as many desks and you could even get rid of permanent desk spaces for employees, and instead utilize a hotspot, drop-in system where everyone can use any desk they choose. Many of your employees are likely to start working out and about and putting this trust in them not only serves to boost their loyalty and productivity, but also helps to improve their physical and mental wellbeing too.
Of course, you’ll want to be able to remain in touch with your team and ensure the security of your business network. Voice, Data, and Mobile Services by Gamma provide a cost-effective solution to keep track of your team while they’re all spread out as well as protect this wider network from external threats.
The Importance Of Employee Wellbeing
A sedentary lifestyle can be incredibly damaging to our health, and most of our time management will be sitting down is done during work time. The increased risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes, from spending too much time sat down is incredibly concerning for all of us. Finding ways to reduce these risks for your staff is important to their well-being and your modern business. If staff members are constantly getting ill, this increases the workload of other members of the team, and also reduces productivity overall. Staring at a screen all day in the same location is also very bad for our mental health. Getting exercise and reducing our time sitting down is a great way to boost mental health, and implementing agile working into your small business is the perfect way of allowing your team to get more active.