Thu, June 27, 2019
How to manage an agile working team - Breakfast Seminar
8.30am - 9.30am. Warnford Court, 29 Throgmorton Street, London, EC2N 2AT.
In the world of 21st Century work, the ability to conduct business across time zones to service customers and partners during their hours of operation rather than our own, to collaborate with parties who aren’t physically with us and to embrace people’s choices of when and where to work, are increasingly vital for success. Against this background the drive for ‘agile’ working has come as a consequence of increasing pressure on companies to be more responsive to change, reduce their operational costs and respond to staff desires to have more say over when and where they work.
In managing agile teams leadership style is important factor. It is widely believed that a transformational (people-oriented) style of leadership tends to result in employees feeling trusted and appreciated. In return they feel loyalty and respect for the organisation and its management. When a leader is able to motivate their team and help them to align their personal goals and needs with those of the organisation – the team may perform beyond expectations.
Agile teams operate with a more limited level of face-to-face contact and team interaction, and research has shown that the important factor in predicting performance is trust. Trust is crucial because it influences whether individual team members are willing to share and exchange information and knowledge with each other. Transformational leaders are able to increase trust by empowering and encouraging employees to express their needs, honouring agreements, and creating a shared group vision.
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