Flexible Working for Medium-sized Businesses

A former colleague, Angus Lyon, applies Microsoft’s Hybrid Organisation concept to medium-sized organisations.  Small businesses are agile by necessity and usually by default; large enterprises have the resources to drive change and run large-scale pilot.  As is often the case, medium-sized businesses can feel stuck in the middle.

Angus’s piece highlights two important issues:

  • firstly, while technology is the critical enabler, it is not in itself sufficient.  People issues such as management approach and communication are much larger issues to address;
  • secondly, adopting a more flexible, agile approach can be done with small steps, incrementally.  It is not necessary to plan and fund a wholesale transition.

About Andrew Munro

An independent business consultant, interim manager and writer, Andrew operates through his company, Burning Pine Ltd (http://burningpine.com).
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