Hybrid Work within the New Atlanta Workplace



I’ve lived in Atlanta correct most of my life but over the course of my Cisco profession, all 20 years of it, I’ve labored remotely from residence in a monetary companies business position masking a broad geography. Cisco all the time had an Atlanta workplace, a number of in actual fact, and whereas Atlanta’s site visitors is infamous it had nothing (okay… nearly nothing) to do with persevering with fortunately as a distant worker.

With the world quickly transferring to a hybrid work atmosphere over the previous couple of years, increasingly persons are having fun with the flexibleness of this new work model. As buildings reopen, that’s partially why staff aren’t flocking to them. Regardless of employers encouraging staff to return again to the workplace, many professionals aren’t in a rush to return again to the very same buildings they left three years in the past.

In accordance KPMG’s 2022 U.S. Banking CEO outlook revealed in October, CEOs envision the working atmosphere for conventional workplace jobs within the subsequent three years to be 69% absolutely in-office with one other 24% hybrid. That’s 93% of staff stepping foot within the workplace on a weekly foundation.

The workplace must be a magnet not a mandate – Chuck Robbins, Cisco CEO

True to our CEO’s phrases, we’re updating key Cisco places internationally to be precisely that. And I’m fortunate as Atlanta is considered one of our first places to get a serious improve to a Cisco Expertise Heart (CXCs). As a local Atlantan, I’m not solely proud to see Cisco represented within the coronary heart of Atlanta but additionally in shut proximity of my alma mater Georgia Tech and the numerous positive surrounding universities. Our new workplace is designed for immediately’s hybrid workforce, creating not solely a magnet for present staff like me, but additionally a showcase that can appeal to new expertise to Cisco.

Cisco’s presence amongst midtown Atlanta’s know-how neighborhood is much more inspiring from my perspective as the worldwide lead for monetary companies. Many individuals is likely to be shocked to know that, for many years, the town has been a number one hub for monetary companies and applied sciences. By some estimates greater than two-thirds of monetary transactions internationally go by way of Atlanta. In truth, Georgia-based firms course of over 188 billion transactions per 12 months, which is over $2 trillion. It has earned the nickname “transaction alley.”

Georgia is residence tons of of firms, many positioned within the better Atlanta space, concerned in funds and monetary know-how. Within the funds business six of the ten U.S. fee processors are headquartered in Georgia and there are 42,000 funds staff positioned right here. At present the highest 50 Georgia-based FinTechs generate greater than $72 billion. It’s not stunning subsequently to listen to different nicknames for Atlanta like “FinTech Capital of the World.”

As you may see Atlanta and Georgia are essential to the monetary companies business. When our new workplace opens to exterior guests in April 2023, I sit up for spending time there every week, assembly and collaborating in-person with new and previous colleagues and interesting with monetary companies purchasers to debate and display how reimagined places of work can change into a magnet for workers.

The aforementioned KPMG research is telling on this regard for the banking business. The return to in-office is almost double the common in banking versus different white-collar industries. We’ve heard from Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase and David Solomon of Goldman Sachs about their want for workers to be within the workplace. Different monetary establishments are comparable – like USAA who not too long ago knowledgeable staff residing inside 60-miles of their San Antonio, Texas headquarters of the expectation to be within the workplace three days per week. Very like these monetary establishments, that schedule feels about proper to me whilst I’m simply beginning my journey again to an workplace after 20 years.

Cisco welcomes monetary companies establishments to go to our Atlanta workplace, our flagship Penn 1 Plaza in New York Metropolis, our company campus in San Jose or any CXC across the U.S. and the world to expertise first-hand our perspective of the brand new hybrid office. We encourage our prospects to return in-person and expertise our know-how and options. That’s precisely the aim of those places – to see how our experience and expertise as a supplier of hybrid work capabilities interprets into our personal investments in folks and locations – and to debate how they match into your establishment’s technique as properly.

In these new workplace environments, you will notice the three key areas for hybrid work deployed:

  1. Empowering your folks – Options that improve your crew’s flexibility, enhance productiveness, and develop innovation.
  2. Remodeling your workspaces – Smarter workspaces that join folks in new methods assist to assist their well being and well-being.
  3. Enhancing your know-how – Cisco collaboration, safety, and networking merchandise

If you’re trying to making your places of work extra partaking and environment friendly attain out your Cisco Account Supervisor or Cisco Accomplice to rearrange a go to to see it motion. Within the meantime you may take digital excursions of Webex Workspaces or the New York Metropolis workplace, Penn 1 Plaza.