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"The role of technology as an enabler for agile workplace strategy: A case study of implementing agile working in the headquarters of a construction company in Central London"

Alnaggar, A; Pitt, M; (2019) "The role of technology as an enabler for agile workplace strategy: A case study of implementing agile working in the headquarters of a construction company in Central London". In: Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference of the Pacific Rim Real Estate Society (PRRES 2019). Pacific Rim Real Estate Society (PRRES): Melbourne, Australia. Green open access

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Abstract

The ever-increasing global competition in today’s business world has made it critical for organisations to rethink their business practices and value proposition to maintain their competitive advantage. Organisations look for agile strategies to strike an adequate balance between employee satisfaction, wellbeing and productivity in one side and the efficiency and effectiveness of utilising the space on the other side. The fast pace of technology development is considered an enabler for agile working. However, there are very few studies done on analysing the interconnected relationship between the social and technical/technological aspects of agile working. This case study was undertaken on three floors of the headquarter building of a construction and property development company in Central London. The study involved introducing agile working concept in the workplace, including adding social spaces, flexible open plan workstations monitored by Internet of things (IoT) technology i.e. occupancy sensors, implementing a new system of monitoring and managing meeting spaces to maximise the efficiency of space utilisation, and introducing a new Information technology and cybersecurity strategy to allow for this change. The study will analyse the factors that influenced this workplace change such as limitations of space, technology development, and the need for maximising the efficiency of the workplace. It will also analyse the lessons learned from implementing the agile working concept, regarding the role of technology, the social aspects, the business value of this implementation and the relationship between these factors.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: "The role of technology as an enabler for agile workplace strategy: A case study of implementing agile working in the headquarters of a construction company in Central London"
Event: The 25th Pacific Rim Real Estate Society Conference 2019, 14-16 January 2019, Melbourne, Australia
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Dates: 14 January 2019 - 16 January 2019
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.prres.net/index.htm?http://www.prres.ne...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10072734
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