Did you know agility is the new efficiency? Chances are, your company follows a traditional work model based on hierarchical roles. Although the model worked for decades, it’s too slow and cumbersome for today’s business needs. That old model was designed during the Industrial Age when people worked primarily in factories and strived for efficiency. Today’s new work model focuses on agility.
Companies need more agility because in our digital world, disruption is an everyday threat. The new business environment requires companies learn faster and adapt swiftly to change, while supporting the shifting demands of their workforce.
To function with higher agility, speed, and adaptability, companies are getting work done through flexible project teams. This shift requires companies…
Focus on skills, not roles
LETTING GO OF LIMITATIONS
Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends survey show 88% of companies believe it’s important to redesign their work model, but only 11% of companies know how to do it. When tackling a large project, it can be difficult to know how to break it down enough to understand what talent you need, at what skill level, and at what phase in the project.
When this happens, you may want to add a program consultant or project manager to your deck of required talent. As UCLA learned, program consultants not only keep the project on schedule, they can also help raise the project’s result.
If you utilize a Freelancer Management System (FMS) or other contingent workforce solution, it may provide advisors. Such as how Upwork Enterprise clients can utilize Talent Services, who can help staff find talent faster, coordinate and plan projects, and more.
The resources are out there to help you work with more speed and agility. What companies are realizing is by breaking work down into flexible project teams, companies remove preconceived limitations. You’ll see how much more your current staff can produce and at what higher level they can innovate.
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