The gig economy offers flexible working conditions and freelance opportunities to people and provides companies with outsourcing options. What it lacks though, is the convenience of being able to turn to a teammate and thrash out an idea together. Now companies want that kind of collaboration back. As more companies outside of software development adopt the agile approach to management, they may whistle back their home-based employees to strengthen the bonds among team members and reinforce the connection between employees and the company. Knowledge@Wharton – the online business analysis journal of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania – explains what agile management is, why it’s becoming popular and why it may require a complete overhaul of your organizational structure. getAbstract recommends this insightful article to agile management novices.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why agile principles are gaining popularity outside of software development,
- What traits distinguish a successful agile company and
- Why some agile companies want their home-based workers back in the office.
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Knowledge@Wharton is the online business analysis journal of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.