IT shops already running lean and mean will find that new economic hardship will quickly push them over the line from functional to dysfunctional. While there is no single solution, adopting an agile approach to workforce management will provide some relief now and into the future for those being forced to do even more with even less.
This research note discusses how to develop an agile workforce to meet the demands of the new economy, including:
- Why agility is so critical to survival during an economic downturn.
- The key components and traits of an agile workforce.
- Barriers to agile workforce success.
- Tactical recommendations for agile workforce adoption.
Economic uncertainty can bring dramatic change. The ability to respond quickly to that change will differentiate players in every market. Build an agile workforce so that IT can bring the right people forward at the right time to effectively meet changing business demand.