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 dwelling in a monetary companies business function masking a broad geography. Cisco at all times had an Atlanta workplace, a number of in reality, 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 surroundings over the previous couple of years, increasingly persons are having fun with the pliability of this new work type. 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 surroundings 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 areas the world over to be precisely that. And I’m fortunate as Atlanta is one among our first areas to get a significant improve to a Cisco Expertise Middle (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 various positive surrounding universities. Our new workplace is designed for at this time’s hybrid workforce, creating not solely a magnet for present staff like me, but additionally a showcase that may entice 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 stunned to know that, for many years, town has been a number one hub for monetary companies and applied sciences. By some estimates greater than two-thirds of economic transactions the world over go by way of Atlanta. In actual fact, Georgia-based firms course of over 188 billion transactions per yr, which is over $2 trillion. It has earned the nickname “transaction alley.”
Georgia is dwelling tons of of firms, many situated within the better Atlanta space, concerned in funds and monetary know-how. Within the funds business six of the ten U.S. cost processors are headquartered in Georgia and there are 42,000 funds staff situated right here. As we speak 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’ll be able to see Atlanta and Georgia are essential to the monetary companies business. When our new workplace opens to exterior guests in April 2023, I look ahead to spending time there every week, assembly and collaborating in-person with new and previous colleagues and fascinating with monetary companies shoppers to debate and reveal how reimagined workplaces can change into a magnet for workers.
The aforementioned KPMG examine 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 related – like USAA who lately knowledgeable staff dwelling inside 60-miles of their San Antonio, Texas headquarters of the expectation to be within the workplace three days every week. Very similar to 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 areas – to see how our experience and expertise as a supplier of hybrid work capabilities interprets into our personal investments in individuals and locations – and to debate how they match into your establishment’s technique as nicely.
In these new workplace environments, you will notice the three key areas for hybrid work deployed:
- Empowering your individuals – Options that improve your crew’s flexibility, enhance productiveness, and broaden innovation.
- Reworking your workspaces – Smarter workspaces that join individuals in new methods assist to help their well being and well-being.
- Enhancing your know-how – Cisco collaboration, safety, and networking merchandise
In case you are trying to making your workplaces 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’ll be able to take digital excursions of Webex Workspaces or the New York Metropolis workplace, Penn 1 Plaza.