The Agile Working Event: A Brand New one-day Conference
The world of work as we know it is changing. Where, when and how we work and communicate are all questions that are being asked by workforces across the globe and as a result organisations of all sizes are entering a period of significant change as they prepare for the future of work.
The Agile Working Event sponsored by The Agile Organisation, is a brand new one-day conference that will give senior HR professionals and business owners the opportunity to hear from agile working leaders and industry pioneers who have implemented change that has resulted in success for employees and business. The agenda boasts key organisations such as BT, Nationwide, Eon and Lancaster University as well as a Keynote address from Fiona Cannon of Lloyds Banking Group and CEO of the Agile Future Forum.
We know that a highly engaged workforce has the potential to reduce staff turnover by up to 87% and it is these statistics that are making the headlines and making businesses stop and plan for the future. Prospective employees from the latest generation no longer just think about their pay cheque before accepting a job. Office dynamics, workforce engagement, remote working opportunities, technology enablers and office aesthetics are key priorities when searching for a new role.
Further research has found that losing a valued employee due to poor working conditions or lack of engagement could cost upwards of £10,000. Retaining the best talent in any market is considered business critical and this results from this research further outlines why.
Gone are the days of candidates choosing their new job based on salary alone. Millennials now have a huge expectation of their prospective employer when it comes to technology and remote working availability for example. Yet still employers are making the fatal mistake of offering items such as this as a feature or a benefit of working for said company, rather than a standard requirement.
When it comes to workforce performance, attracting and retaining great people, and overall business success, organisations need to consistently review their operations when looking to adapt an agile working strategy.
The Agile Working Event boasts a line up of speakers whom have campaigned for agile working for business, who challenge ‘the norm’ and ultimately who have a passion in sharing real-life case studies behind their very own agile working journey in order to aid business.
Sebastien Bonicel, Agile Transformation Coach, EON and a key speaker at The Agile Working Event 2017 has based his agile working approach around the relationships within the organanisation and specifically how we communicate, why and when. Sebastien believes that understanding relationships within the workplace is a key indicator as to why we go to work in the first place. One idea that Sebastien has of which he will speak on detail on at the event, even goes as far as having a P&L for relationships in the workplace in order to see how this is linked to both individual and organisation performance.
As Paul Allsopp, MD of The Agile Organisation says, “the real benefit and desired outcome of agile working is getting people to think, manage and work differently. ‘Status quo’ does not improve what you do, and nothing stands still if it is going to survive and thrive”.
Event organisers, Sonas Events Ltd, seek to provide a forum for the business community both in the UK and globally in which delegates can share experiences and take away a toolbox of solutions to implement within their own businesses, that ultimately deliver results.
The Agile Working Event aims to bring together like-minded professionals to collaborate, share knowledge and debate key issues facing their operations in obtaining agile working status and I am looking forward to welcoming delegates to London on 29 March 2017”.
For further information on The Agile Working Event please visit: www.agileworkingevent.com. Tickets are available by clicking here: https://billetto.co.uk/en/events/agile-working-event/tickets