Dental Group supports staff wellbeing by adopting a fully flexible hybrid working model
Scotland’s largest dental group has transformed its headquarters into a hybrid worker’s dream, following consultation with their staff.
The Clyde Munro Dental Group support centre in Glasgow has reduced its office capacity by more than half, to cater for those who wish to work from home, whilst investing in staff wellbeing and comfort through a complete office revamp.
With new informal meeting, conference and Zoom rooms, as well as a business lounge, the support centre has been given a complete makeover; removing more than half of the total desk space – from 28 hubs to 11 – to make way for a more spacious, practical, and comfortable working environment.
A living wall has been installed in the office which will provide health benefits and create a comforting atmosphere. The dental group has also purchased soft furnishings – including four sofa chairs, a hanging egg chair and a massaging chair – to allow for relaxation rooms within the office to create a comfortable space for staff to unwind in.
It comes after 72 per cent of their support staff voted to adopt hybrid working.
The shift to a blended working model has been welcomed by staff, giving the team a greater sense of flexibility and autonomy. In addition to the group’s presence across Scotland, remote working will support the attraction of new recruits to join the team from anywhere in the country.
Nicola Logan, head of human resources, said, “Following a difficult year, it was important for us to reassess our working conditions for the wellbeing of all of our staff. We continue to support our practice teams working under additional restrictions and wanted to provide the team in the Glasgow support centre a blended working environment, too. We conducted an internal survey to gauge their thoughts and opinions.
“The results showed that nearly all members of staff wanted to adopt a hybrid model or work from home. With that in mind, we have taken steps to cater for our colleagues’ needs by renovating our support centre.
“Ultimately, it’s all about finding what works for everyone, so the office changes help give staff the option to work where they like while creating a space that can meet everyone’s needs”.