What is agile working?
In agile working, adaptability is one of the most important principles. Flexibility allows companies to respond quickly and effectively to change. In agile working, goals are formulated, but no concrete way to get there is defined, so that approaches that do not work can be quickly discarded and the process can be adapted at any time. Rigid and predetermined patterns are thus to be replaced by innovative thinking. In addition, proactive work is to be promoted by analyzing possible scenarios.
The agile approach is intended to achieve better results overall, and the flexible way of working means that you are less susceptible to change because changes are, so to speak, thought through.
Agile working only works, however, if companies are prepared to give employees personal responsibility for their work. In order to ensure flexibility, the time periods for working must also be shortened and all progress and information must be regularly communicated within the company and with customers.
Well-known agile approaches are, for example, Scrum or Kanban.