Consolidation & Future State Design Create Cost-Effective Hybrid Workplace

by: Align on Oct 4, 2021 2:56:45 PM | 0 Comments
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Office Consolidation and Future State Design Result in New Hybrid Workplace

A collaborative & cost-effective "Office of the Future" fit for a hybrid workforce. 

The Overview

A global business with headquarters in New York City was looking to consolidate their 25,000 sq. ft. office and create a new dynamic workspace that would enable collaboration in and out of their offices and ensure employee retention. They partnered with Align to:

  • Better understand office capacity 
  • Design & build IT solutions
  • Determine space utilization needs
  • Enhance their technology & AV
  • Strategize on an optimal future state
  • Deliver their consolidation program 


Through Align’s analysis, we uncovered that of the 155 assigned desks, only 15% were utilized. And because of their growing hybrid workforce, they now required more collaborative spaces, including hoteling, breakout rooms with enhanced AV and smart conference rooms.

The Solution 

Align performed a current state assessment and IT inventory to understand their specific needs and audit their technology landscape. From there, our team used our vetted IT Asset Disposition Program (ITAD) to develop a plan for repurposing their technology. The Align team helped design a future office state that would consolidate their workplace and remaining assets, and meet the demands of today’s “new norm.” For this office consolidation, we managed the following:

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The Results

Align’s consolidation program reduced the office footprint from 25,000 sq. ft. ($75/sq. ft.) down to 7,000 sq. ft., saving them roughly $123,000 per month in rent. The program also saved the client $50,000 per month in IT spend, reduced the number of IT support roles on-staff, uncovered and eliminated reoccurring circuit charges and other miscellaneous monthly spend.

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In the end, Align designed a modern, collaborative workplace and helped migrate them into their newoffice environment, all while ensuring there was zero downtime or risk to the business.

Success: the client now enjoys a secure, flexible “office of the future” for their hybrid workforce.

To learn more about how Align can help transform your workplace, schedule a meeting with a member of our team or click here to access our Right-Size by Align solution. 

Tags: Workplace Technology, AV Solutions, Application Migration