There doesn’t have to be a trade-off between efficiency and flexibility in work design. You can have both – if you know how.
The ever-increasing pace of change means organisations, from corporations to startups, need to be flexible, fast and adaptable, write Nelson P Repenning, Don Kieffer and James Repenning for MIT Sloan Management Review. The authors use examples from Toyota’s manufacturing processes and agile software development to illustrate a new framework that offers both efficiency and flexibility: “dynamic work design”.
THE ALLURE OF AGILE