Workplace standards

Challenges:

  • Different company units with various strategies, different financial opportunities and staff requirements
  • Low comparability in workplace decisions, often steered by the local management
  • Requirements are determined situationally
  • Failure of consolidations due to alleged local requirements

Project approach

  • Deduction of real estate requirements regarding workplaces from the core business
  • Development of international workplace standards:
    • Office lay-out
    • Space requirements
    • Definition ancillary spaces
  • Involvement of other fields, e.g. IT, human resources, safety, etc.
  • Preparation of documents and assessment of standards developed based on current transactions
  • Communication and acceptance achievement for standards

Results

  • Co-ordinated and global workplace standards applied for all transactions
  • Strengthening of the role and the acceptance of corporate real estate management in the group