Deloitte recently published a fantastic article
that addresses shifts to decentralization in the workplace. In their words.
“Why is unbundling the workplace especially advantageous now? It’s because many of the problems created by contemporary ways of working no longer find their best solutions through warehousing workers and work in the same building or site. In fact, many features of how work is done today make the physical co-location of people and resources not the enabler it once was, but a barrier.”
Unbundling can be accomplished by first addressing these questions:
- “What is the primary use of my physical office space?”
- “How does a remote team affect culture, productivity, morale, or other KPIs?”
“What specific task or operation is going to be hard to shift to a remote or hybrid environment?” with the follow-up, “What specifically about that task or operation causes difficulty?”
Regardless of your current situation, there is always room to step back, address your hybrid structure, and lean into a culture that’s not 100% attached to a physical office space.