Unlocking The Code To Agility With Resourcing

by Digiterra / Wednesday, 17 July 2019 / Published in Uncategorized

Agility. It’s a skill all businesses aspire to have, but few manage to implement successfully. While much talk is devoted to agility and how it will help your business remain innovative, predict customer needs, and streak past competitors – less attention is paid to how it’s made possible. If your business is currently struggling with agility or wants to make sure it remains agile in the future, you need to pay attention to how you approach your resourcing. Here are three factors impacting modern-day resourcing that require your understanding. Keep them in mind, and you’ll unlock your organisation’s ability to remain agile.

Business Size And Complexity

The bigger your organisation grows, the more complicated it becomes – with several verticals to manage and oversee. Implementing change here is something that will take considerable time and effort, and isn’t something that can occur overnight. Having grown your business from a one-person operation, you might be used to instantaneous change – when in reality, your business has evolved from being a bicycle to a train. You can change direction on a bike in seconds, but changing direction on a train will take several kilometres and minutes.

To keep this downtime to a minimum and ensure your business can change quickly, you might need to start looking at your resourcing needs on a short term basis – with people taking on short term roles with a limited timespan before moving on.

An Increased Demand For Flexibility

In the past, the workforce was mostly made up of men, who supported their family on a single salary – clocking in and out of work at the same time, five days a week. These days dual-income households and the ability to work from anywhere at any hour of the day means that job seekers now embrace this new economy. By signing on as a dedicated resource for a business for a limited period, you can gain diverse experience in a different environment and remain competitive without tying yourself down to a repetitive role at a single company.

Increased Specialisation

The days of being a Jack Of All Trades are over. To become an expert, you need to pick a specialty and hone it. Businesses now realise that it’s better to hire several specialists than to rely on a single person who only has the general skillset required. This slashes training and onboarding time and costs and allows the business to evolve at a faster pace.

If your business wants to remain agile, the above three factors cannot be ignored. Contact Digiterra today to speak to resourcing specialists who can help you implement these skills of agiles resourcing and many others.

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