Smart Working – too much focus on physical workspace
Smart Working is hot! But too many companies spend a lot of time redesigning their office environment without guiding their employees through this change process.
The new office environment should support the various tasks employees execute every day. Smart working is more a culture change than a physical change.
Leaders should lead differently. Managers should manage differently and employees should work differently.
What will my role be if my team members are never at the office?
To implement SMART working successfully, organizations should follow 5 simple steps:
- IDENTIFY the working philosophy your office environment should facilitate (branding, connecting, knowledge sharing or cost-effective).
- Identify the IMPACT for leaders and employees.
- Train and develop your leaders to manage OUTPUT instead of INPUT.
- INVOLVE your employees in the change process.
- IMPLEMENT your new philosophy, including the new physical environment.