North Sydney, New South Wales
Equigroup, an Australian company acquired by the German asset management firm CHG-MERIDIAN, faced challenges within their office space. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the need for an efficient workplace strategy. Amicus established a strong relationship with Equigroup’s leadership team who recognised the necessity for an updated office design to improve employee experience. Through careful consultation and design development, an open plan office was created to optimise the floor space for hybrid teams and improve cross team collaboration.
During the pandemic, Amicus spearheaded a comprehensive Workplace Strategy for Equigroup. Our Strategy, Technology and Leadership teams engaged Equigroup's workforce through surveys and workshops, discovering their preference for a hybrid work model that combined remote and office-based work. Recognising this opportunity, Amicus collaborated with Equigroup's local leadership to create a vision for a modern workspace that prioritised employee well-being and productivity.
The new office layout, combined with Microsoft Teams Room video-conferencing systems, facilitated better communication and collaboration among teams, enhancing the overall work environment. The incorporation of various workspaces catered to different employee needs, ensuring a balance between social interaction and focused work. Equigroup's successful transition to the open-plan layout demonstrated an embrace of modern workspace trends, which positively impacted their brand experience and company culture.