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In an agile HR
environment, your
employees become a
network of projectbased resources who
change roles to solve
the most important
challenges of the
business.

Flowdock, Facebook Workplace, and many others
help expedite communication by team and topic.
These tools are often more efficient than email, enable
smarter information sharing, and can even be integrated into your other solutions.
Team task management platforms such as Trello,
Asana, Jira, Monday, Wrike, ClickUp, Airtable, Hive,
and others all enable your teams to manage work,
communicate better, and be accountable for results.
You may start using one of these to help manage your
personal tasks, but once you start focusing on using
it to manage team members and their workload, task
management platforms become really powerful for
your organization.
Video conferencing enables you to be more connected to your network of teams and clients around
the world. If you haven't made videoconferencing
part of your culture, now is a good time, as nonverbal
communication represents two-thirds of all communication. Look at Zoom, GotoMeeting, join.me, WebEx,
and BlueJeans as good places to get started.
All of this technology is starting to combine, and
team-based communication, task management, and
videoconferencing are converging into the same platforms. But don't let that keep you from jumping in.
These tools can make your organization better today.

AGILE STAFF

Sometimes you don't have the right talent to build
the future. While, historically, many organizations

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looked to hire full-time and part-time talent near
their local office, there are better staffing strategies when your teams are digitally connected.
Your organization may not need a full-time data
scientist, AI expert, IoT specialist, VR consultant,
or similar specialist. And that talent might not be
available where you operate. Enter the freelancer.
Sites such as Upwork or Freelancer make it easy to
find specialty talent to include in your cross-functional teams from around the world.
The upsides for including freelancers as a part
of your talent network are innumerable. You can
find the right talent, when you need it, at a lower
overall cost. And when your project is over, you
aren't stuck with an underallocated resource. In
summary: By accessing the right talent for the right
work, you can accomplish more of your goals better, faster, and for less money.

CHALLENGES AND NEXT STEPS

While I think Agile HR is going to be embraced by
large companies, it's inherently easier for smaller
and more nimble organizations. Large organizations
that have CFOs and CHROs who are happy with the
current practices are likely to see resistance. Cultural
and mindset changes starting at the top of the
organization may be necessary. Even if the executive
team is aligned with the strategy, lots of companies
talk a good game without making the necessary
organizational changes. Being agile has become a



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