Jan 7, 2022 blog

The pandemic has caused a massive shift in how people work, leading others to dub this era of working as a “hybrid workplace.” Modern companies are trying to experiment with office models, with some foregoing the practice of just having one large, central headquarters and instead adopting a Hub-&-Spoke model. Learning about this new model is important for any company with a real estate footprint of about 5,000 square meters or more. 

What is a hub-and-spoke office model? 

What makes a Hub & Spoke model? Like its name, it comprises one central office “Hub” and smaller satellite “Spoke” offices. This model lets people come together in a centralized location, while at the same time gives others the option to work at the smaller spoke offices. In Metro-Manila, for example, a company might have its hub office in the Makati CBD. Then, have spoke offices in Quezon City and Alabang which can be nearer to where a number of employees live.

What are the benefits of this model? 

The Hub & Spoke model is primarily focused on reducing commuting times for certain employees. By bringing the smaller “spoke” offices closer to where employees live. Companies can improve the office experience by cutting-down drastically on commute times.  What used to be a 90-minute commute to the hub office, can now be a 15-minute to the closest spoke.  And with all that time saved, the company gets a new batch of happier, more productive employees.

Companies can also benefit from attracting a talent pool. Sometimes they might not get access to with just the central office.

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