March 25, 2024

The Introduction of the Chief Workplace Officer is Proof that a Collaborative Workplace is Fundamental

by: Align

“Return to the Office” is not a new concept at this point – but as more and more companies are beginning to re-prioritize time in the office rather than time at home, businesses must be sure that the workplace is an attractive destination for professionals.

Amid mounting concerns about the real estate market as office sizes consolidate and debt delinquencies increase, there is conversely an increasing emphasis on reimagining the workplace as a place where professionals are happy spending their working hours. In fact, this has become such an important aspect of the current work environment that companies are creating roles to prioritize the well-being of their professionals.

Enter: The Chief Workplace Officer.

Roles of this nature began sprouting up over the last few years, with titles such as Chief Workplace Officer and Chief Employee Experience Officer. These roles have a heavy focus on ensuring that professionals are having the best experience possible, especially when physically in the workplace. Today, the modern office experience should be seamless, stimulating, and collaborative.

Sentiment about working full time in the office has drastically changed post Covid, with a Forbes Advisor survey citing that 57% of workers would consider leaving their current job if their employer stopped allowing remote work outright. To address this challenge, workplaces need to prioritize functionality and invest in creating a modern, technology-driven environment. Outdated workplaces will not effectively support employee engagement, especially when compared to the flexibility of remote work.

At Align, we’ve helped countless businesses create offices that are more “magnet” and less “mandate”. Our Workplace Technology team enables seamless connections that bridge the physical distances of your distributed teams with collaborative Audio Visual and smart conferencing solutions, create safe environments for your people with cloud-based security and access control, and provide reliable Wi-Fi to make sure your professionals remain productive.

As the focus on the workplace experience intensifies, businesses need a trusted partner with proven expertise in office technology design and deployment. Align can work alongside your team to create an innovative and productive office environment that supports your business objectives. After all, happy professionals achieve 13% higher results than their unhappy counterparts.

Empowering the Chief Workplace Officer: Align, Your Technology Partner

The Chief Workplace Officer is a critical new role to a lot of organizations, and Align, a technology consultant specializing in workplace tech, can be a powerful partner in their success. Together we can create workplaces that not only entice professionals back to the office but also empower them to thrive. 

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