Agile working has taken the private sector by storm in recent years, with many early adopters of this flexible approach reaping the benefits. From small start-ups to large-scale enterprises, agile working has enabled businesses who champion innovation to become more adaptable, robust and successful against an ever-evolving backdrop.
The adoption of agile working in the public sector however has been at a slower pace, and often attempts to incorporate this approach have been more controlled than agile. But with growing pressures and demands on public services, teamed with dwindling resources and budget limitations, public sector organisations could realise significant advantages through agile practises.
Organisations who create a culture of agility report a more productive, motivated and happier workforce, as well as more meaningful collaboration across departments. When staff have more autonomy over how and where they work, they are able to complete tasks in the most efficient way for their personal working style, helping to decrease stress, increase engagement and improve outputs.
Empowering people to work with greater flexibility makes them feel valued and trusted by their employer and helps them achieve a better work-life balance, improving employee satisfaction and reducing staff absences.
Furthermore, agile working practises have been found to help decrease operating costs and carbon footprints, by cutting down the requirement for staff to be on-premise every day. This reduces CO2 emissions created by hundreds of employee’s daily commutes as well as the power needed to run a larger estate of systems and equipment.
And so, as the public sector is increasingly expected to deliver more with less, agile ways of working can help save costs, alleviate some of the strain felt by staff and reduce their impact on the environment. Happier staff, lowered overheads and increased sustainability are just a few of the factors that contribute to enhancing overall performance. So how does an organisation become agile to achieve these benefits?
The key to agility
Research denotes technology as the main enabler for an agile workforce. In the digital age, it’s easy for people to access their work and connect with their teams however, whenever, wherever. With cloud services and mobile devices, it’s easier than ever for organisations to empower their staff with the tools they need to become truly agile.
Agile devices from Dynabook
Dynabook has a huge range of durable, versatile and lightweight laptops that provide you with the freedom to work with maximum flexibility and minimum constraints – whether you’re in the office, working remotely or on the go.
Engineered for mobility, productivity and advanced security, Dynabook devices are intelligent tools for the culture of agility and for a range of different budgets. From the 2-in-1 detachable Portégé X30T-E, to the flawless 15.6” Tecra X50, plus a range of versatile Dynadock solutions, Dynabook enables you to seamlessly transition between your different working styles.
And boasting advanced security, thanks to Dynabook Mobile Zero Client, their clientless solution that provides maximum security and manageability without compromising mobility, combined with their unique BIOS that runs under Windows 10, Dynabook devices provide a complete and secure agile solution.
We’re a trusted Dynabook Platinum Partner, so we’re certified to have the knowledge and expertise to advise on, supply and support their complete range of solutions.
Contact us today to find out how Stone and Dynabook can help your organisation become agile.