BCG identified ways how teams can remain agile even without collocation, maintaining significant levels of productivity and efficiency

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How to Remain Remotely Agile Through COVID-19

Staying Agile – BCG identified ways how teams can remain agile even without collocation, maintaining significant levels of productivity and efficiency

Summary:

Boston Consulting Group recommended several ways how teams can maintain agility even as collocation, one of the pillars of agile approach, is disrupted by the current crisis, including:
  • Agile Principles for Remote Working – Stick to the core principles of agile approach, such as ensuring that members work on the most valuable tasks, working in small and cross-functional groups, holding regular meetings, and continuing focus on outputs and goals
  • Ensure Alignment – Maintain alignment between team members around the company’s goals and objectives so that the decisions they make within small groups continue to be in line with, and contribute towards, achieving those goals
  • Maintain Cadence – Be transparent with your schedules to inform team members of your potential availability, and continue to hold regular meetings to check on progress of existing initiatives and plan for next steps
  • Leverage Virtual Tools – Consider the use of a wide-range of technology-enabled tools (e.g., conferencing apps, messaging platforms and virtual whiteboards) to remain connected with your team, help them perform their tasks, and continue collaboration at a high-level
  • Cultivate Virtual Work Culture – Build a culture that is conducive to remote work, including practicing empathy, transparency and non-work related conversations
For the full article on how leaders and teams can remain agile while working remotely, please go to BCG’s website at: https://www.bcg.com/publications/2020/remaining-agile-and-remote-through-covid.aspx
Company: Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
Categories: People and culture, Remote work

Original publication date: March 24, 2020

Date last updated: April 8, 2020