Principal Financial Group – On-Campus Mobility & Flexible Work Program

  • Principal Financial Group’s master real estate plan called for a redesign of the organization’s 2.4 million square feet headquarters campus in Des Moines, Iowa, which housed 6,000 employees.
  • With a robust, existing flexible work program, Principal needed an independent, unbiased review, and analysis of hundreds of web pages, manuals, policy documents, onboarding materials, manager and employee handbooks, and other collateral pieces to refine and seamlessly integrate an on-campus mobility program into its flexible work offerings. Principal reached out to Stegmeier Consulting Group (SCG) for its strong reputation for bridging the gap between people and place, its understanding of how the decisions being made by real estate, technology, and other disciplines would impact employees, and its ability to translate the ramifications and potential risks into new policies for employees whose job functions indicated that a dedicated workstation was not essential.
  • SCG developed a comprehensive change management strategy and communication plan, and led efforts to create and roll out messaging and activities that prepared mobile workers for new ways of working. SCG developed and delivered customized training modules for both mobile workers and their leaders, ensuring alignment with the work style definitions for focused, collaboration/project team, mobile, and remote workers. A critical aspect of the training included training not only on the new on-campus mobile work policies themselves, but also on the eligibility requirements, enrollment process, and expectations for performance and how employee results would be measured.

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