Some time ago, this question has caused us to study successful agile organizations with remote or hybrid working models. What we generally discovered underlying their cultures is a very solid groundwork, cemented in clear, simple and universal principles. We found five essential principles that we have been able to experience during the last decade both in our own company and in organizations around the world that have been transitioning their working model from traditional face-to-face to agile hybrid or full remote.
But why is this so important? Basically, principles guide the thousands of choices we make every day (both individually and organizationally).
Building an organization based on agile principles, digital collaboration and remote working by no means is an overnight effort. It requires planning, commitment, action and a lot of learning.
It requires conscious decisions to build an organization that operates according to new principles, adapted to a new reality: