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In part 3/3 of our blog series “An Introduction to GC Workplaces”, we investigate the relationship between GCworkplace and the Government of Canada.

Please click here to read Part 2: http://realstrategy.com/introduction-gcworkplace-part-2/

 

What does this mean for employees in the Government of Canada?

Redefining the work experience, especially in the often change-averse public service, requires a complete shift in how employees envision their workplace.

GCworkplace also recognizes that these changes cannot be applied as one-size-fits-all, and must extend beyond the office. Providing support for employees to be successful in their new workplace also includes ensuring that teleworking is a seamless transition with the same functionality and tools that staff can leverage while in the office.

Different activities and types of work require different environments, and activity-based workplaces (ABW) focuses on this as their main design principal. To make work more enjoyable and effective, ABWs don’t force employees to be assigned to a specific workstation and allow for movement and autonomy so that staff can decide how and where they want to work, and what tools they require. Placing emphasis on the employer to learn, collaborate and focus on what they want, how they want, also builds trust between the employer and employee.

In the coming months, Real Strategy Advisors will delve into everything you need to know about GCworkplace. Follow along as we review key concepts of GCworkplace development and design, guiding principles and strategic considerations, and more.