GET AGILE BEFORE AGILE GETS YOU - AGILE WORKING
What is agile working?
Agile working is a concept which encourages a more productive output of work from staff members by utilising the best of technology and staff expertise in order to influence improved performance.
It can be achieved through the delivery of a high quality, optimised work environment and flexible office procedures in order to empower staff and encourage them to feel more motivated at work in order to help the business grow.
Why is agile working important?
Agile working can be the difference between, an engaged team of people who are given the autonomy to generate ideas and contribute to the success of their business, and a demotivated team of people who feel disengaged, unappreciated and unable to fulfil their potential.
To be ‘agile’ means to; leap, develop, deliver, be flexible, be alert. By now you should know that your employees are the best asset your company has so by allowing them access to a workspace that is engaging, inspiring and exciting, you are rewarding their hard work and giving them a reason to want to learn more and discover new ideas. Agile working isn't just about making an office look pretty, it is about giving your employees the tools they need to deliver to their strengths and drive results.
By implementing an agile workspace you are giving your staff and your company the power to evolve and adapt.
THE BENEFITS TO EMPLOYERS:
• Reduction in real estate portfolios
• Reducing in running costs
• Reduced absenteeism
• Reduced attrition
• Improvement in business productivity / agility.
THE BENEFITS TO EMPLOYEES:
• Improved wellbeing
• Sense of personal achievement / improved productivity
• Better work / life balance
• Increase in friendship groups
• Improved morale across the organisation.
What does an agile workspace look like?
It’s agile…it can be anything you want it to be. But in order to make it work properly, any organisation looking to implement an agile workspace must first undergo a workplace assessment to evaluate, the size of the office space, the business and its people. The role of the interior design team is to then build a tailored agile working solution that will deliver to the specific needs of your business, based on the findings of the report. You will then also have the opportunity to work with the design team to specify finishes to your workspace that work best for you and your team.
How to go about getting an Agile Workspace?
If you are interested in adopting an agile workspace, get in contact with a member of our team. We will arrange to come and speak to you about agile working and what it could mean for you and your business.
You will be visited by a project team member and a member of our design team who will present to you all the information you need to make your final decision. Once you learn of the amazing opportunities that can be brought to your organisation through agile working, you’ll wonder why you never went agile before!
How do I know an agile workspace is right for my business?
When you look around the office, what do you see?
Dark and dinginess
Staff who are tired
Staff who are ill
Staff who are finding it hard to concentrate
Does the following sound all too familiar?
Staff are complaining about the quality of the toilet and kitchen facilities
Your brand has been described as outdated and bland
Staff are struggling to balance their work and home life
You're are finding it hard to recruit and retain staff
Staff say they don't feel motivated or part of a team
Do you and your staff feel motivated to want to work harder, longer, better?
If the answer is no, you may want to consider an agile workspace. By booking an appointment to talk to one of our team members, you can see for yourself what an agile workspace could mean for you.
Agile working seminar
Rhino Interiors Group brought ‘Agile Working to Birmingham’ by hosting a free seminar for local business owners on 6th October at the Library of Birmingham. For more information about our up and coming seminars, click here.
What people had to say
"The agile working seminar held by Rhino was an inspirational eye opener for a positive movement forward for any company. Before the event, although having heard about agile working, I never knew the impact it had on a working environment and this was portrayed in statistics given. For our company we are seriously considering the investment to stimulate and empower our work force with this new approach. We feel the seminar was a success, went very well, and the hospitality was excellent too." Obex
"The Agile Working event led by Rhino was a bite size introduction to the concepts, drivers & benefits of agile working, whilst giving attendees the opportunity to consider wider factors such as impact on service delivery, on work force, on effective & efficient costings etc. Information presented was succinct, interesting & useful with welcome the opportunity to ask questions. Given the current times of austerity, it was useful to consider the changes & transformations that agile working might promote in any workplace." Birmingham City Council
"The agile working seminar delivered by Rhino Interiors Group was very thought provoking. Our business is built on tried and tested processes in order to provide a quality product for our customers and so we realise that to continue to deliver a great service we also need to think about the requirements of our ever changing workforce. With this in mind we will most certainly be thinking about how best to design an office space that caters for the needs of our employees as we move into 2017." Webasto