It’s also being recognised that the workplace is no longer simply the domain of real estate. The workplace is made up of physical space but also of people and technology.
These are the three biggest costs for a business and also the biggest contributors to its success. Therefore real estate should be working in partnership with HR and IT to develop the best workplace strategy for the business.
Speakers from Overbury, Brother UK and Shell shared their knowledge and experience on the subject at Overbury’s “Let’s Stick Together” workplace breakfast seminar on April 1st in London. The seminar, which was attended by delegates from a wide range of industries and expertise, took place at 30 Euston Square and first to speak was workplace expert from Overbury, Monica Parker followed by Phil Jones, MD of Brother UK, who shared his observations of technology best practice from his extensive experience of being CEO of a large business but also that of the CIO (Chief Information Officer) community where he invests a great deal time synthesising the latest technology trends in the future workplace.
Last to speak was Kimberly Sauvageau, Head of Shell’s Connect Programme. Shell believes their Connect Programme will attract and retain talent by luring people to the office to collaborate, offering staff flexibility around how they work and ensuring productive environments wherever they are. Kim took delegates through the practicalities of delivering such a high performing workplace.