Purposeful Leaders

Agile working encompasses working in a flexible way, such as part-time or compressed hours or regularly working away from the office as either a remote or mobile worker, perhaps working from home or from another office or client site, away from the rest of the team. This research showed a clear link between agile working and employee engagement but also a career penalty for agile workers. Management skills and leadership emerged as important factors successfully embedding agility as a business solution in organisations. These themes are explored in this research through focus groups in four different organisations with managers, teams and agile workers.
Employers need to look to the future to ensure the workplace of today is fit for purpose reflects today's diverse society.
Looking at social and economic trends, transforming today's workplace into tomorrow's and the implications for employers. This thought piece draws on the thinking and writing of many others and seeks to encourage robust discussion of what employers need to do to meet the challenges of the future.