Step 1: Review business strategy and talent needs
The office is no longer the only place where work takes place. In the last year-and-change, you’ve had to adapt to external mandates, change on the fly and work differently. As we “open up,” you have the opportunity to review and design (or re-design) your new normal.
- Examine the strategic value of “place” in your business and market strategies, talent attraction/retention, operations and goals. How does location impact or align with your business priorities?
- Think about your teams and how they support and/or impact your strategy, operations or desired outcomes. Are there activities or teams that must be co-located in order to fulfil business needs? Are there some who can stay remote?
- Consider individuals and how you will make a place for those who a) cannot co-locate in space (or time) for personal or health reasons, and b) where and how you will add new talent to the organization?
- Consider how you’ll measure success. What key performance indicators (KPIs) do you currently use? What other measures (e.g., employee satisfaction) might indicate success?