Watch the latest HPE World Watch seminar: Hybrid Workplace: Redefining Employee Experience. And read on for important insights from one presenter.
By Jennifer Brent, HPE’s Director of Global Real Estate Business and Strategic Planning
(Interviewed by John Cummings, Cloud Experience Everywhere blog editor)
If you are interested in learning how new digital workplace technology can enhance the experience of employees and increase cooperation throughout your company, we have a special resource for you. Watch the latest HPE World Watch seminar, now available upon request: Hybrid Workplace: Redefining Employee Experience.
In this fast-paced 20-minute session, experts from IDC, AMD, and HPE explore effective strategies to help you maintain productivity regardless of location. ensure business continuity in a safe and secure manner and simplify cooperation to promote innovation. Here you will find a wealth of insights for property management managers, property decision makers and human resource managers, as well as IT managers.
As one presenter, Cloud Experience Everywhere editor John Cummings asked me to give a quick preview of the event. Here is part of the discussion:
John Cummings: Among other things, the CEO is the strategic planning of HPE’s properties. Do you have any idea how your colleagues in other companies are changing their real estate strategies in response to a pandemic?
Jennifer Brent: Based on the forums I participate in and public announcements, most companies are committed to a hybrid workplace model for their future activities. But they are still exploring what it looks like in practice and how it will be implemented. The advisors we talk to, like IDC in this webinar, say that HPE is ahead of the curve with our own program, which we call “by the way forward”.
John: Do you agree that rumors of the death of the office are greatly exaggerated?
Jennifer: Absolutely. Our HPE offices will continue to be at the heart of our hybrid workplace strategy, with the primary purpose of serving as “centers of culture and collaboration”. And I’ve heard similar opinions from peers. I think it is right or at least closer to say that the office as found is done or dead – that the purpose of the office is purely or even mostly “work” (vice versa). Many companies are rethinking the value of an office and thinking about its purpose – and you can call it birth!
John: How will the rise of the hybrid workplace affect the corporate culture and expectations of employees for their employers?
Jennifer: If a company implements a hybrid well, it will only increase culture and set expectations for the workplace and the way of working that suits people’s lifestyles. Digital change and the digital way of thinking are prerequisites for this – it is the only way employees stay connected to each other and do not feel the distance. And by the way, I think people should remove “remote control” from their vocabulary when doing a hybrid job! No one should be or feel distant; everyone should be connected.
In terms of culture, companies with a high level of trust and transparency are often recognized as the best to work with. A hybrid requires large amounts of both, so once again, I think a properly done hybrid is a cultural enhancer.
Join us for more information on hybrid jobs and an in-depth discussion from IDC, AMD and HPE. Here is the link again: Hybrid Workplace: Redefining Employee Experience.
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