A fundamental shift has occurred in our world and the ways we work, and it has a profound impact on the places and spaces in which we work.
We believe that the workplace is more important than ever before and that it can be a key strategic business tool, but only if it’s designed to support the ways people and organizations work today.
MORE WORK IN LESS SPACE
Horizon Healthcare Services, the oldest and largest health insurer in New Jersey, faced a challenge not uncommon in business: how could they accommodate more people in less real estate, yet create a workplace that better supports how people work today?
Consulting giant, Accenture, developed a strategy called “Workplace 2.0,” which they piloted in their relocated Houston office. The results are impressive as they went from three floors and 66,000 sq. ft. down to one floor of 25,000 sq. ft., while still supporting over 800 people.
What sets Accenture apart is how it prides itself on its efficient use of real estate. Its Workplace 2.0 strategy sets high standards for what it terms “The Four E’s” of efficiency, effectiveness, engagement, and environment, with collaboration as a baseline.
Healthcare can be a stressful business. The new facility of the New Jersey Organ and Tissue Sharing Network, an organ procurement organization, exemplifies a successful approach to addressing this and other workplace issues. After thoroughly evaluating their existing space, NJSN set ambitious goals for their new quarters, and created a high performance, nurturing, and inspiring work environment.