Big4 Consulting Co. creates an unified workplace experience

Workplace strategy planning enables Big4 Consulting Co. to optimize its footprint and create an unified experience for its employees
Big4 Consulting Co.
Client
Space optimization
Services

Early on the pandemic, this Big4 Consulting Firm has decided to review its Workplace Strategy to anticipate the end of their lease in 2024, while also deciding on measures to take to improve its employee experience and its cost structure over the short term. We’ve helped the Real Estate Team by conducting a workplace strategy assessment and providing them with the tools to select one scenario. This led to the immediate release of more than 4,000 sq.m. surplus space, e.g. 10% of their local footprint, and a planned reduction of 25% of their TCO.

Key data

5,200
employees
44,000
sq.m
€ 4 M
TCO/year

The situation

In March 2020, this large consulting firm decided to review its workplace strategy to anticipate the end of their lease in 2024. The mission we conducted happened during the Covid-19 pandemic which created additional complexity for defining the right long-term workplace strategy.

Key data

  • France
  • 5,200 employees
  • 44,000 sq.m.
  • TCO / year: € 4 M

Key objectives:

  • Future-proof workplace strategy
  • Sustainable TCO reduction
  • Resilience
  • Sustainablity
  • Talent retention / attraction

 

Our approach

Workplace strategy

Workplace strategy

Occupancy analytics

Occupancy analytics

User Experience & Business needs analysis

User Experience & Business needs analysis

Benchmarking & visioning

Benchmarking & visioning

- Inside-out: client strategy and data analysis (incl. Space utilization)

- Outside-in: workplace trends, location and workplace strategies’ benchmark
Client workplace vision development

Client workplace vision development

Scenarios development and selection

Scenarios development and selection

Execution plan development

Execution plan development

The results

  • Workplace strategy validation
  • Short-term: release of surplus space – 4,000 m2 or 10% – immediate TCO reduction / implementation of a flex space strategy
  • Long-term: real estate master plan to generate 25% TCO savings (and 40% core space reduction) and a liquid workplace plan suiting client business needs and employee new ways of working
  • Layout modifications to provide more 2-3P rooms and reduce the number of alternatives spots – while improving the location/usability of those who remain

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