Agile Working Line Manager’s Workshop

Agile Working
Line Manager’s
• Understand the new ways of working and what this
means for you and your team
• Know how to engage with the transition to agile
working and your role in creating the desired culture.
• Be able to communicate the new ways of working to
your staff
• Be prepared for questions your staff might ask them
• Know what tools are available to deliver the process
and know where to get support
What Agile Working is/isn’t
Not formal homeworking
Able to work from different locations/desks
Flexible or static desks
No desk ownership
Team neighbourhood
Clear desk protocols
Agile Working – Why?
• Why?
• Possible benefits?
• Possible drawbacks?
How can UCL Professional Services
move to Agile Working?
In groups, discuss:
• What concerns might there be about agile
• What solutions could there be?
How can UCL Professional Services
move to Agile Working?
• How could I help myself/my staff to adjust?
Manager’s Role in Delivering Change
• Hold 1-2-1 sessions to identify individual issues
and work with champions and the project
team to resolve
• Work with champions and senior managers to
agree local working practices and input into PS
wide working practices for Bidborough House
• Support your staff to adapt to the changes
• Adapt to the changes yourself
• Communicate between staff and champions
• Be a sponsor of the change
Checklist & Sample Plan
Sample plan for guidance only
High level steps:
1. Prepare Yourself
2. Introduce agile working to the team
3. Communicate team issues and questions
4. Hold 1-2-1s
5. Protocols, Policies, Working Practices
6. Regular communication and follow up
7. Start now
To capture existing equipment and requirements, so that the
project team can identify how to provide a suitable set-up at
Bidborough and whether each individual will require a static or
flexible workspace
Support for Managers
1. Champions are the first point of contact for questions or
issues, you need to keep them informed, they will
communicate back to you, does everyone know who they
2. Change management team working with and supporting
the champions as part of the wider project team,
communicating across all the stakeholders in the project,
who report into PSLT
3. The wider project team will arrange for resolutions to
issues and may need to discuss in more detail directly
with you
4. Senior managers are there to support you and promote
5. A dedicated website will have information and links, FAQs
as they develop and guidance on relevant training
6. Drop-in sessions with the project team (dates tbc)