Why it's Time to Make Room for Collaborative Working
Dan Davies, Maintel CTO, comments on HSBC's decision to replace the executive floor of its global HQ in Canary Wharf with a collaborative workspace.
HSBC has announced changes to its Canary Wharf offices, turning them into meeting rooms and collaborative spaces, in the latest move to confirm a growing shift towards a hybrid style of working.
With more companies embracing change by upgrading their offices to match the new way of working, new challenges will arise that extend beyond simply "making do" with existing facilities and infrastructure by integrating new technologies.
Whether staff visit their office for in-person meetings or remain at home to collaborate, they will need to be backed by enterprise-grade technology, connectivity and security. Staff must be able to collaborate and share data across multiple locations in a secure manner – something that is of vital importance for companies in the finance sector, like HSBC.
As we now emerge out of the lockdown, the switch to hybrid working will likely create many hurdles. To keep up with these changes and ensure a seamless transition, CTOs must start their strategic planning urgently.