Flexible Work Environments

Project Name: Flexible Work Environments

Team: Jason Carlson, Jonathan Paul, Andrew O’Brien, Kelly DeLiberato, Eric DeSouza

Schools and Units Represented: HGSE, FAD, HBS, HUIT

Mission: What we are trying to accomplish is the beginnings of a shared pathway to more efficient office space use and new ways of working on the Harvard campus. This is a large, complex and highly political issue but one that needs to be addressed at some point. Why not now?

We plan to develop a new flexible work environment prototype and model the potential benefits across a school/unit and HU. The benefits that we will evaluate will include;
• Space – Outline the magnitude of space that could potentially be gained and repurposed
• IT – IT platform to help support flexibility and collaboration
• HR – Explore potential improvements in productivity and overall job satisfaction
• Finance – Model the potential financial impact of the proposed prototype