How Fidelity spurred a 147% productivity increase during the coronavirus pandemic, setting it up to hire thousands more workers

Companies are rapidly adopting agile mindsets as they pursue digital overhauls and look to cut down production time for new tech projects.  Fidelity switched to agile in 2017. And the pivot helped the $3.2 trillion financial services giant weather the upheaval caused by the coronavirus pandemic.  Productivity actually increased 147% over the past few months, according to Brook Forbes, the chief information officer for Fidelity’s personal investing arm.  To help employees succeed in a remote setting, Fidelity spared no expense and outfitted workers with everything they needed to create a home office — including new laptops and AirPods. 

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