The learn/work environment does not stand alone but has a strong influence on all management focus areas. Questions about accommodation consisting of Real Estate (RE), Facility Management (FM) and Information Technology (IT), are usually characterized by their ad hoc character, while they are in fact part of the integrated organisational strategy. The vision and mission of an organisation are translated into ambitions, goals and a strategy to achieve them.
Is accommodation an operational headache (cost centre) or a strategic opportunity (profit centre)? By looking at a learn/work environment issue from Finance, Operations, Sales & Marketing and Human Resources perspective, the relationship with the organisational goals is more visible.
Adding value through accommodation can be achieved at various ambition levels. Ranging from a purely technical and financial approach to a level where accommodation is seen as a strategic asset for the primary process. Both approaches require reliable and comparable data that supports informed decision making.
A Strategic Accommodation Roadmap is a representation to map the cause and effect of organisational strategy and accommodation solutions on the level of the position in the city, buildings on the campus and functions in the separate buildings. Together with a DuPont analysis, it supports navigation between cost control and value creation. Proving organisational benefits of accommodation decisions that justify investments and/or divestments.
The Strategic Accommodation Roadmap helps to approach interventions in the accommodation integrally. To remain in dialogue with each other to be able to cope with new insights, for example through changes in the primary process, technological possibilities or external developments and/or opportunities. It supports the transformation of approaching the learn/work environment from mainly costs to also creating value for the primary process.
A strategic accommodation roadmap provides control and manoeuvrability by periodically mapping the specific mix of RE, FM and IT in an integral outline within the context of your own strategic choices using a Real Estate GPS. It works like a Management System Standard (MSS) that periodically measures the level of ambition, the structure of processes and results. Improves communication, decision-making and creates momentum by measuring objectively testable demand specifications and supply performance. (current vs. the desired status). Respond quickly to changes, not only the major but also the mid-course corrections of every day.
As an organisation, dare to think big, but start small and expand incrementally. Without experimentation, innovation is impossible. Experiment and gradually find out which form and speed of implementation suit the organisation best. Have faith in the process. Like anything new, it takes a bit of trial and error before you get it right, but the payoff is worth it.
ATELIER V supports you in drawing up an Accommodation Policy Plan, Strategic Accommodation Plan and Integrated Accommodation Plan. More information or an informal conversation? Contact us by Email, we are happy to serve you.