How Alternative Workplace Strategy Contributes to M&A Strategy

How Alternative Workplace Strategy Contributes to M&A Strategy


September 2010

22 How Alternative Workplace Strategy Contributes to M&A Strategy Moderator: Francisco Acoba, Senior Manager, Strategy & Operations, Corporate Real Estate Transformation Practice, Deloitte Consulting LLP Speakers: Patti Kluth, Central Area Facility Director, Oracle Stewart Flemming, Western Area Facility Manager, Oracle A consistent flow of M&A activity and economic pressures led Oracle to partner with its lines of business to reduce expenses and create more efficient space. Hear how Oracle applied alternative workplace strategies to minimize the amount of space retained for occupancy and reduced its global portfolio by 24% (4M SF). By capturing shadow vacancy, maximizing the use of technology, encouraging flex offices, providing cost savings summaries, surveys and office utilization reports, Oracle was able to gain buy-in and adoption. Gain perspective on how the company managed the customer experience, leveraged standardization, maximized branding and addressed the ever-present perception that attendance was greater than actual presence in the office.

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