The book of interviews “From the Workplace to the Worksphere” (published by Franco Angeli) questions the new role of corporate spaces, exploring the recent evolutions in the ways of working.
It is the result of the study conducted by Il Prisma, with the support of HRC and collects the sentiment of multinational companies through interviews with the HR directors of 13 of the most important companies, such as: The Adecco Group Italy, Unilever, Enel Group, Bosch, Sorgenia, Aon Italia, Mazars, Pirelli, Euler Hermes, Mars, GE Healthcare, Coca-Cola HBC Italia, Sanofi.
The study also generated a significant “Vocabulary of the office of the future” which we dedicated an article to, it summarizes the 15 key concepts of the next office with references to the interviews collected in the book.
We all wonder if offices will be able to maintain their traditional role or will have to find a new one to cope with a fluid, hyper-connected and post-pandemic society.
The study conducted by Il Prisma, with the support of HRC, tries to give answers by addressing, in addition to the evolution of the post-emergency Worksphere, also the aspects relating to the representation of a company within the spaces that become a lever for engagement and employer branding, the digital experience and the technological transformation accelerated by Covid-19, without neglecting the impact of new generations in the workplace.
“The worksphere is an ecosystem of touchpoints. There is no single space but many, which the worker can exploit for his profession, a sphere that includes home, bar, hotel, coworking spaces, parks.
The office is a symbol and will remain, but it will change considerably. From the interviews we conducted it emerges that we are moving towards a fixed 50% of smart working, a reorganization of spaces, with fewer desks and more common rooms where to socialize and brainstorm ”, says Arianna Palano, Associate and Team Leader of Il Prisma.
“Companies cannot miss the opportunity to offer their collaborators an immersive experience, a place where talents can learn, teach, engrave and even” steal “the profession with their eyes, learn by example as it was done in the workshops of the renaissance.
In short: a place for relationships between colleagues but open to the outside, to customers, schools, partners. In which bonds are built. A place that celebrates the purpose of the company, the dream that guides it and in which we can recognize ourselves.”, says Stefano Carone, Managing Partner of Il Prisma.
“The companies we involved in this book told us how working on people’s engagement – regardless of the generational, gender and different skills gaps – is leading to completely subvert the hierarchical pyramid and the dynamics that underlie it, to reach to an increasingly “horizontal” working model in the relationship between all the actors and stakeholders of the company. The challenge for those who work in our sector will be to be increasingly change makers, not only manage cultural and organizational changes, but rather anticipate them, plan and work on innovation starting from people and not from tools.” underlines Giordano Fatali, President and Founder of HRC Group.