Agile working is a way of working that suits both employer and employee needs by empowering people to work where, when and how they choose with a focus on meeting goals. It involves a cultural change where employers measure performance based on completed work, rather than focusing on how it’s done.
Often thought of as a “new way of working”, agile working allows employees to work when, where and how they like for their organisation, without confining them to more traditional, 9 to 5 working hours.
Agile working isn’t, contrary to some opinion, just letting your employees work from home when they need to – that’s flexible working.
Instead, agile working revolves around the idea that work is an activity, not a place. While flexible working offers deviation from the norm within exception, agile deviates from the norm completely. It requires a distinct change in mindset, company culture and environment.