The world’s first workplace concierge.
The world’s first workplace concierge.
FOR ORGANZATIONS // BY Cornelius McGrath
Almost 3 years have passed since the world was turned upside down. Given the ultimatum “go remote or die”, organizations became virtual overnight, and a new world of work was born.
30 months later, organizations look and feel lost in this new world – still debating the merits of remote work, leasing offices that go unused and investing in employee tools, training and perks that don’t move the needle.
Organizations are operating in this new world but far from thriving in it. And until now, they’ve been shielded by the consequences of their inaction. However, harsh economic conditions are finally pulling back the curtain, and the view isn’t pretty.
Firms must now find ways to quickly reduce burn and increase performance, or die. This is no mean feat, but it’s even more daunting considering how isolated, burnt out, and disengaged employees are today. Mass layoffs don’t help, and are, at best, a temporary solution to the existential problems plaguing the modern workplace.
What happens when the dust settles? How do firms thrive in the new world of work?
This is the $1T question, and we believe we have the answer.
To thrive in this new world, firms must be able to operate primarily virtually but “materialize physically on command”, quickly assembling anywhere across the globe in a fashion that drives creativity, collaboration and culture.
Our thesis is shared by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz of a16z, founders of the world’s premiere venture capital firm.
In the old world, a16z were a single office firm. Now, their headquarters are in the cloud.
a16z are taking money they would have spent on real estate and instead spending it on travel and off-sites, which they host for employees every 6-8 weeks. Marc says this is where real bonding can happen, over hikes, long dinners, and parties on the beach. It charges the firm up with the social bonding it needs to thrive remotely. When the team starts to feel isolated and frayed, it brings everybody back together to reignite that unique sense of community and group cohesion.
Sounds great, right? The problem is very few businesses can do this today, and even fewer can do it consistently well or sustainably.
But we’ve found it’s not for lack of appetite. In fact, firms want to adopt a new operating model (in spirit) but lack the infrastructure, expertise, and resources to execute (in practice) – traditional event-community functions are expensive, coordination overhead is through the roof, and workplace tools simply aren’t enough to fulfil the needs of the modern-day workforce.
Organizations are desperate for a blueprint for the modern workplace, they just don’t have what it takes to build their own. So, we’re opening up ours to the world at large.
Everyday Entrepreneur (EE) is the world’s first workplace concierge.
We’re a holistic workplace platform where you can access the cutting-edge experiences, talent, training and tools you need to thrive in the modern world of work.
Think of us as your operating system for the new world of work. Joining EE gives access to the best talent, tools and services on the market today, all from one central place with white-glove service from start to finish.
Our goal is to be the one-stop shop for your most essential workplace needs – unlocking the conversations, sourcing the talent and optimizing the workflows that will transform your performance. We exist to make your teams smarter, faster and stronger.
EE is your API to the new world of work. We’ve spent the last three years refining our product in private beta with over 650 of the world’s top professionals. Equipped with their insights, feedback, and rave reviews, we’re ready to take EE public.
EE provides the ROI of a modern workplace without the enormous time, money, and energy spent building your own.
We’ve opened the door to a new way of work.
The only question that remains is: will your team walk through it?
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