Frequently Asked Questions
1: What is the difference between flexible working and agile workforce?
• Time: when do they work? (e.g. part-time working; staged retirement)
• Location: where do they work? (e.g. people working across multiple sites)
• Role: what do they do? (e.g. multi-skilling)
• Source: who is employed? (e.g. using contractors or temps).
Flexible working has traditionally been defined somewhat narrowly: usually as a benefit for employees and a cost to employers. We believe that agile practices can be configured to generate value for both the employer and the employee.
2: What are the goals and objectives of the Agile Future Forum?
We aim to achieve this purpose by:
- Change UK cultural mindset: from flexibility to agility
- Support the increase of agile working practices across the UK
- Position the UK as one of the most agile countries in the world
3: how can my organisation get help becoming more agile?
The AFF has developed a set of business tools, research, case studies and support guides that can be freely accessed via the website. For further help or support please contact one of the AFF affiliates
4: Can my company talk to any of the AFF members about their agile experiences?
Please contact one of our AFF Affiliate organisations for more agile working insights and support
5: If my company is interested in creating a more agile workforce how could we take it forward?
6: I am a small business owner – will this methodology help me with some of my day-to-day business challenges?
Take a look at our SMEs section, starting with the Small Business Introduction.
7: How does the Agile Future Forum work? How is it funded?
The AFF is overseen by a Business CEOs Committee, comprising senior business leaders with a variety of professional backgrounds, this committee is supported by a working group that is made up of business directors who are passionate about workforce agility.
How agile is your organisation?
Agile Future Forum report 2014
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