Workplace Vision & Strategy

Enterprise Workplace Partners (EWP) work alongside client sponsors to define a workplace vision and strategy informed by existing and emerging business needs.

Applying established techniques to profile place, people, information & communications technology (ICT) and critical support service policies, strategy and relevant in-flight business initiatives to form a unified workplace vision and strategy.

Working intimately with the client to compile a compelling business case, from scratch or re-shaping ‘in-progress’ thinking. EWP ensures that the business case clearly articulates the transformation vision including overriding goals, outcomes and success attributes. We map the journey highlighting key milestones and decision points, assess strategic options, identify and mitigate risks, present robust financial models including cost: benefit forecasts, cash flow and funding profiles etc.

EWP can assist in securing full corporate backing, decisions and approvals for  strategic business cases alongside the immediate client team designing and navigating stakeholder engagement and governance environments … no matter how difficult or complex the task.

Workplace Transformation Programme Management & Assurance

EWP work alongside the client to build effective and integrated delivery teams. From a complex multi-disciplinary programme team to a more focused improvement project team.

EWP can support clients with scalable and flexible resourcing solutions including:

  • One-stop-shop (e.g. Programme direction, project management, PMO office, workstyle and business process analysts, interior design & branding, specialist property, human resources, ICT, hard & soft facilities management, procurement, logistics, cultural change and communications consultants)
  • Specialist consultants or interim resources to supplement ‘in-house’ client teams
  • Leadership / management mentoring and coaching

The expertise, skills and experience of EWP’s team has been grounded on demanding and successful programmes across the public and private sectors.

EWP ensure transformation programme teams remain focused on delivery objectives while dealing effectively with the challenges and opportunities that arise along the journey. Regular cost, time and quality reviews are essential to ensure that goals, outcomes, objectives, performance measures and benefits are realised and recorded. Appropriate anticipation and mitigation of risks, the proactive resolution of issues and maximising opportunities to enhance success are the hallmarks of EWP’s delivery track record.

EWP places importance on establishing targeted, creative and immersive stakeholder engagement and communications campaigns over the life of a workplace transformation programme.

EWP’s programme management capability extends across all dimensions of workplace transformation and improvement including the construction or refurbishment of buildings, design and introduction of new ICT and FM solutions enabling agile working, stimulating and embedding culture change.

EWP’s independent assurance service provides an in-depth periodic quality review of workplace transformation programmes. Working alongside the client where the need for independent and technical expertise is required EWP provide clear and practical advice on general progress, improvement opportunities and early warnings. Reliable and impartial advice is essential if redirection or recovery options prove necessary due to misalignments with desired goals, outcomes or objectives.

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Workplace Support Services Optimisation

EWP facilitate and support the optimisation of property and facilities management support services. Through ‘end to end’ LEAN process and operational reviews, organisational development, value and supply chain re-engineering EWP craft more focused performance and incentive driven relationships between service providers and users.

EWP works closely with clients to define improved in-house or external supply chain models based on changing business needs and implement related commissioning or procurement strategies (e.g. bespoke, framework or hybrid sourcing).

EWP reviews and integrates client and supply side business processes, develops specifications, service level agreements, supply contracts and tender packs, supports supply market research, shaping and sounding exercises across all forms of procurement project types with or on behalf of clients covering any of the following disciplines:

  • Corporate Landlord Functions
  • Corporate Property Strategy and Management
  • Construction Professional and Technical Services
  • Major New Build or Refurbishment Construction Projects
  • Capital Maintenance Programmes
  • Building Management including reception and logistics
  • Building Fabric Repairs & Maintenance
  • Building Systems (Mechanical & Electrical) Repairs & Maintenance
  • Building Structures and Materials Testing
  • Statutory and Legislative Maintenance
  • Energy and Sustainability
  • Soft FM services including catering, cleaning and security.

Significant cost saving and service improvement opportunities are generally identified by EWP for clients especially when these disciplines are reviewed in conjunction with a workplace transformation or improvement programme.

Workplace Refresh

EWP understand that the operational and organisational needs of a business do not stand still. Using a range of flexible ‘test of time’ assessment techniques to measure and validate  the ongoing state of completed workplace transformation programmes against prevailing business needs EWP highlight opportunities for incremental adaptation or more fundamental changes to the workplace environment.

Workplace management is multi-dimensional, a live and evolving operational activity. Many clients who have embarked on and completed workplace transformation programmes may have decided to apply limited, known or low risk elements within the confines of their existing business. EWP seek to re-visit these decisions in the light of ongoing business change e.g. re-organisation, rationalisation, new product or service introduction, geographical expansion, mergers & acquisitions etc. Coupled with the latest successful practice and innovations across all primary workplace transformation dimensions i.e. place, people, ICT and critical support services EWP through its robust ‘test if time’ assessments will identify any significant misalignment, added improvement and business benefit potential.

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If you would like to know more about EWP, if you are currently facing workplace related challenges or contemplating a radical workplace change then please contact us.

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