The practical, non-academic views on an agile workplace.
We asked a range of people – clients who are transforming their workplaces into what they view as agile, XCentral experts who are advising businesses across industries on collaboration and connectivity, industry analysts and partners. This is what they say. What resonates with you?
Ben Granger-Holcombe, Business Development Director at XCentral: “Agility for the user is the premise of ‘work on your terms: when you want, how you want.’ For business it is being able to respond to changing conditions, be they market forces, economic or customer demands.”
Craig McDonald, CEO at MailGuard: “Agile is about understanding and responding to customer needs. That means collaboration between your team and your business partners to deliver value to the customer, as fast as you can. Getting feedback as quickly as possible, so that you can continue to iterate on the best outcomes and solutions to address the customer’s needs. Of course, security is close to my heart, but it’s also often overlooked. Without a fast and adaptive security partner, your ability to deliver quickly and effectively is at risk. Email is a critical tool in any workplace, so we like to think that the protection that we provide at MailGuard is a key enabler for modern, agile workplaces.”
Trevor Clarke, Co-Founder and Asia Pacific Research Director at Tech Research Asia. Managing Editor at Tech Quarterly: “An agile workplace is one that is grounded in mutual trust and which gives employees a choice to select the best spaces to work from, the tools to use, and the times to work for the task at hand. It is a workplace that enables teams to come together quickly and collaborate while simultaneously providing for private concentration spaces. No two agile workplaces are the same. They definitely aren’t just trying to be cool space, instead reflect the core culture and values of organisations from any industry or location.”