In the last 18 months EY has moved every member of staff to flexible working, with an element of offsite or homeworking. Even administrative roles assume at least 1 day a week homeworking / off site working with many of the more mobile consultants being encouraged to use the building for colleague or client collaboration rather than solo working.
Clear worker profiles now provide a model for allocating space to teams and to building an appropriate workplace offer to meet the needs of the different user & team types. Working floors have been adapted to create collaboration zones, social zones, touchdown zones and quiet zones.
Our workplace model has driven change throughout their regional offices and we have applied to other central London buildings. EY relevant project elements:
Greatest Value Contribution
- Development of new working practices for EY and achieving buy-in by senior team to move from a cellular to an open plan model
- Organisation-wide consultation to engage the organisation with the project objectives and support the Change Management journey
- Continuing support to EY to ensure best utilisation of More London over time and during a period of accelerated growth.
- Delivering new working practices to suit EY’s consultancy model
- Providing a communications framework to achieve a seamless occupation of their new premises
- Dramatically improving staff morale and workplace satisfaction
- Continuing to work with the EY property team to ensure the quality of the workplace has been protected as the building was utilised more intensivel
- Delivered to cost and programme and providing a planning model that has allowed EY to reduce per head accommodation costs by over 30% over 4 / 5 years