STRATEGY & DESIGN
Making your workplace hybrid working ready
The Covid-19 pandemic was a catalyst for change in the way most office based employees worked. Technology has untethered employees from their desks and enabled them to work from a multitude of locations.
We have all seen a major shift over the last two years to remote and hybrid working as we emerge from the pandemic. But companies are often struggling to find a level of in-office attendance that is acceptable to both the employer, and the employees.
There are many good reasons why the office is still an essential part of any business. It is the beating heart of the business where people come together to collaborate, exchange ideas, train, and strengthen networks. We know how important it is to create a functional, purpose-built workplace strategy that not only maximizes the performance of your employees, but also becomes a destination they actually want to come to.
Our deep dive engagement approach bring your employees along a journey of change that involved them in the process which leads to much higher levels of acceptance. We've been doing this for over 20 years so we know a thing or two about creating spaces people want to work in, and mechanisms for increasing attendance.
If you are starting the journey of creating your future way of working and want to understand how to do just that, reach out to our team, find out more about our proven process here:
WEX Engagement Tool: Learn about our innovative new tool and how it can help with defining your future way of working.
Guiding your people through important workplace changes.
While start-ups or even small businesses with fewer numbers of staff can adapt quickly to change and manage the disruption of the pandemic, the same is rarely true for larger businesses.
In a big organization with a high employee headcount across multiple teams and in some cases, multiple locations, minor shifts can create significant ripples across the entire organization, which bring with them a wide range of human resource challenges that require careful handling.
This is why one of our core services is workplace change management. We’re aware that the changing nature of work can be uncertain times for employees, and to avoid the “great resignation” in your business, it is essential to engage and guide your people through new changes so that they’re just as, if not more, motivated than before to excel at their roles once the dust of change has settled.
Optimizing and aligning
real estate with business needs
The pandemic has changed the way that we work; in some cases, accelerating a change that had already started, in others, it has been a catalyst for change. It has taught us that for many, “work” is not only carried out in an office space, but is an activity which can often be performed remotely.
This new way of working has not only impacted the location of work and the design of the workplace, but it has also had a big impact on how much real estate we need to support our businesses. Post-Covid, there is a fundamental change in how much space we need, where it should be located, and what the occupation model (lease/flex space) looks like.
There are many options open to you, for instance you may be considering a “hub and spoke” model or other options.
But first an impartial, business needs led analysis of how much real estate you really need is required. This could potentially save you significant sums of money off your real estate bill, and is essential for briefing your broker when changes are made. This is where we come in.