Currys has launched a new hybrid working model for all corporate and commercial employees in the UK after signing a new deal with workspace provider WeWork.
The deal will see Currys equip its 1,000+ corporate workforce with WeWork All Access passes, enabling them to visit over 50 UK WeWork locations. Additionally, to support regional hubs, Currys said it will also be refurbishing a number of spaces in its own stores across the UK, giving colleagues more flexibility about where they work.
Currys added that it took a “consultative approach” in designing this new policy, with an emphasis on what people want, and what their concerns are with returning to pre-pandemic working. With its workforce steering away from the ‘old normal’ way of working, it confirmed the company is looking to shift to “a more creative, agile workplace strategy that provides greater flexibility”.
Alex Baldock, group CEO, Currys said: “We are not just paying lip service to hybrid working as we come out of the pandemic. We have listened to our colleagues, who have been outstanding through Covid’s many challenges, and have implemented the changes they wanted to see.
“Our workspace of the future embraces what genuine hybrid working means, not just where you work, but how you work. We want to bring our people together again, but in a way that works for them. We are really excited to unlock the potential of truly hybrid working and believe that being innovative today will prepare us for how we adapt to new ways of working in the future.”
Samit Chopra, president and COO International at WeWork, added: “As more and more companies welcome people back to the office, many are embracing hybrid work schedules that empower people with flexibility to provide new opportunities for teams to collaborate in-person. We continue to see growing demand from forward-thinking companies like Currys, and we are delighted to bring their new hybrid working model to life for their teams.”