In November 2011, CBRE moved into its new Dutch headquarters in the Symphony Offices building at the Zuidas in Amsterdam. As a leading real estate and relocation consultant, we wanted to show how an innovative workplace could provide a host of benefits for an organisation. To this end, Workplace Consultancy developed an innovative, tailor-made concept that focuses on mutual communication and collaboration. The new work environment would have to support our integrated business model in an efficient way.
Now we can proudly say that this goal has been achieved! Not only with regard to cost but also in maintaining an inspiring work environment for our employees. For example, we have been able to reduce our overall housing costs by 18% by cutting cleaning and security costs. The work space has been reduced by 30% and every day each employee has a free choice in activity-related workplaces. The flexible and pleasant work environment that has been created stimulates collaboration and ensures that people enjoy coming to the office.
With the ‘CBRE Way of Working’ film we have been able to show in an effective way how an organisation can benefit from a new way of working. The sequel to the film is a book called ‘Behind the Scenes’, in which we reveal our in depth journey to an innovative work environment. All relevant aspects such as the objectives, the decision-making process, the various studies and results are examined. Can we tempt you to take a peek ‘Behind the Scenes’? Request here