What is the Agile Future Forum
The Agile Future Forum (AFF) is a business-to-business initiative consisting of 22 founder members. They reflect a broad range of sectors, sizes and geographical spread and all have a track record of managing workforce agility in the their organisation. Between them, they employ over half a million people across the UK and, as such, are a microcosm of UK plc.
The group has developed a new approach that enables organisations across sectors and whatever their size to consider workforce agility differently – providing tangible benefits to businesses, as well as their employees.
What we’re here to do
To define the business value of workforce agility in supporting the competitiveness of UK plc and provide the leadership and practical support required to increase agile working practices across UK plc.
AFF Founding Members
We are constantly looking for new ways of enhancing the service we deliver to the business and our clients whilst
making Eversheds a flexible and inclusive place to work where all employees have the opportunity to flourish. Flexible working is just one of the steps towards achieving our vision. It is about client service excellence and working smarter, exactly what our people and clients would expect from a progressive law firm like Eversheds.
Our new flexible working initiative ‘Take Time’ is an excellent way to allow colleagues to spend more time on external passions and interests, whilst still ensuring we can meet the needs of our clients. It has already proved very helpful in recruitment and retention and by better matching capacity with client demand, there is also an operational benefit.
The media environment in which ITV operates is dynamic and we must ensure that we adapt with it. It is essential that we have a flexible workforce that can respond to consumers’ evolving needs, and over the last year, ITV has invested in a company-wide Workplace Refresh project to ensure all employees have the tools to achieve our goals.
Agile working practices enable Citi to better serve clients with innovation and execution whilst creating a better work environment for our employees.
The alignment of customer demand, cost control and employee engagement was the foundation for our business case
to become agile in the way that we employ our team.”
MITIE is a fast-growing and ambitious company and will only reach its potential if it makes the most of all the talent within the company. By making sure that we have the right environment, flexibility and support for our people we will succeed together as a company.
Agile working can help lead Britain back to growth. It’s good for individuals, and it’s also good for business. We have firsthand experience of this in times of growth and in more difficult times, and we’re looking continuously for ways of becoming more agile and more flexible to provide better client service, and better careers. I hope this initiative will help create new moulds for modern working
Agile working has become increasingly important in attracting top talent. We believe it leads to increased employee satisfaction, engagement and retention and that it contributes to higher levels of performance and productivity.
Today’s market is constantly evolving, and having a more nimble, agile business helps us to better align with our clients, whilst empowering and motivating our employees to work more flexibly – improving service delivery, productivity, efficiency and employee engagement. We believe agile working is good for business, and we are proud to be a part of the Agile Future Forum. Through collaboration we hope to make a real impact, and we would encourage other organisations to get involved and explore the business benefits agile working can deliver.
The ability to respond to the ever changing challenges and opportunities in today’s world is key to businesses of all sizes. Having a well-motivated and agile workforce has proved a major enabler in this regard at MTM.