What is Agile working?
Simply put, agile working is the ability to work in a variety of locations to do your job on any given day. This may be in an office (any office) at a desk, with your team, breakout area, in a library, in a café or at home. The ability to be “agile” comes from being given the right practices and processes to allow you to work from anywhere. Usually agile working will mean you don’t have “a desk” but instead move around, working from a variety of locations, and with a variety of people.
Agile working…. and networking?
Being agile can be a great way to network.
Internally this can mean that you can sit with different people each day, or the team you need to be working with on a particular day. It is also a great way to meet new people, build relationships with people you wouldn’t otherwise see and of course work collaboratively.
Agile working also allows you to work at a variety of locations, this might mean that you work at another office or someone else’s office for the day.
Externally the abilty to work in a variety of locations can mean that you can work anywhere and utilise this ability to meet more people or maximise your networking time. Many offices have co-working and hot-desking hubs that you can use if you are already attending a meeting, or are working in another city for a day when out and about meeting people. Going out and meeting people doesn’t always have to mean that your day is a write-off instead it can be a creative way to fit more networking in while still doing your day job.
Why not build agile working into your networking strategy? Set up somewhere else for the day even if you can’t do it on a more regular basis.