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The Clearing’s frame of reference for workplace encompasses more than the physical or “built” environment. Workplace is the space – inside the office and out – where people conduct business. It is the processes for doing work, including performance measurement, behavioral norms and policies, and collaboration styles. It is the people and their engagement, growth, and institutional knowledge. It is the technology that enables and advances the work. For organizations to be productive, competitive, and sustain success, they must achieve workability, alignment, and differentiation in a way that reflects the culture and strategy. The most successful organizations have figured out how to leverage space, tools, and technology, align people and culture, and drive strategy to achieve results.

Technology – from Wi-Fi to smartphones to cloud-based applications – has untethered the workforce from their desks. Productive work is now possible from nearly anywhere on the planet. The best and brightest talents demand freedom, flexibility, and choice. Further, financial pressures to spend more on mission-critical tools and resources force leaders to view real-estate expenses as discretionary. With these advances in technology, reductions in budgets, and employee demands for flexibility, leaders are rethinking their investments in traditional work environments.

The Clearing facilitates, designs, and enables programs to drive workplace transformation of varying size and scale as leaders begin to consider their next iteration of “workplace.” Whether implementing local office moves, new policies, installing a new space utilization technology, transitioning to more digital files, or taking on the whole spectrum of workplace change, The Clearing’s team develops strategies, mitigates risk, engages employees, and outfits the impacted organization with tools and support in the lifecycle of the project.

Our workplace culture consultants help clients manage their workplace transformations by:

  • Enabling an entire organization to adopt and embrace mobility from traditional assigned offices impacting over 1,000 employees and 700,000 usable square feet
  • Guiding culture, performance, and communications strategies as an organization takes on a multi-site consolidation across many states
  • Facilitating multi-party contractor support to optimize the sequence of activities and information-sharing
  • Reducing paper and storage dependency as an organization creates a more flexible work environment
  • Aligning telework policy and workforce guidelines to enable desk-sharing.

Recent examples of our work