Today’s business workplace is a sophisticated, rapidly evolving environment that integrates aesthetic, functional, safety, environmental, social and complex technical considerations.Workplace Synergy is a proven method for creating outcome certainty and immediate business value from workplace change.
The modern workplace is a sophisticated, dynamic environment subject to continuous change with organisations moving, re-sizing or strategically upgrading their workspaces to be more flexible and sustainable. We want the ability to change and customise the workplace quickly and expect the seamless integration of business requirements, safety, environmental and social considerations with aesthetic and functional design in a workplace that is brimming with technology. New work place norms have also re-shaped how people want to work and collaborate with technological change being one of the primary drivers. Anyone accountable for delivering a modern, truly business-enabling and trouble free workplace is facing increasing pressure to deliver these changes quickly and seamlessly. What was once a simple matter of re-locating files and moving phones is now a major integration and customisation exercise with myriad stakeholders, each with their own agendas and inter-dependencies. This customisation must align design goals, complex and diverse technical platforms, project budgets and schedules with organizational and cultural aspirations. But that’s just the easy bit.
While the various stakeholder groups (e.g. suppliers, service providers and internal business owners) have the same broad objective, their specific agendas, priorities and “skin in the game” vary considerably. This is compounded by their differing ability to exchange and manage information about their needs, dependencies and progress. Most stakeholders on such a project just want to get their bit done at the lowest cost and move on, with little consideration for the post-transition, operational lives of the business/tenant. Worse still, the boundaries of core technologies such as Audio Visual and Site Access are expanding with the new wave of building and systems automation driven by IoT (Internet of Things) about to impose itself. With the rate of this technological change and supplier specialisation, it is difficult to get full value from the workplace change investment and avoid cost blow-outs, completion delays or unhappy staff.
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