“We want to do less collaboration. So, we’re going to keep people spread out and siloed.”
One UC tech department finally said, “Enough is enough!” and decided to do something about it. The result: A complete gutting of the office suite, a year-long relocation, and the resulting modern, open office environment. Walls replaced with white boards. Corner offices replaced with conference rooms. Cubicles replaced by collaboration spaces. Ego replaced by equality.
That all sounds great – a dream come true for budget and space planners! But what about the human component? Disrupting people’s comfort zones, especially in ways they didn’t ask for, would always be a challenge.
Did this IT department pull it off?
In this session we’ll take you through the ins and outs of this wholesale change, including:
Working with architects to redesign the space for maximum efficiency and productivity
The organizational change management process of preparing the organization and individuals for such drastic changes
How a year-long relocation provoked a revolution in telecommuting and flexible work arrangements
Using the new office environment to foster a new approach to work built on innovation, idea sharing and independence
Lessons learned on change management and the evolving nature of office-based work
Software Installation Expectation
Session Skill Level
Promoting Growth and Retention in IT