Central administration moves to a new office

De Watergroep

Challenge

The Flemish Water Supply Company (De Watergroep) relocated its central administration to a new office building with landscape offices and flexible workplaces. A world away from the old buildings. ARCH guided the entire transition process.

Project approach

  • Analysis of needs – When elaborating the technical specs for the landscape offices, ARCH decided, in consultation with the De Watergroep, to apply the principle of flexible workplaces as extensive as possible: no fixed workplaces, but each employee could work with a laptop, programmable landlines and follow-me printing.
  • Realisation – ARCH managed the tendering processes from specifications until implementation, and was the spider in the communication web between De Watergroep staff and the suppliers selected.
  • Buy-in –De Watergroep staff's involvement was crucial for also making the project succeed in practice. This is why a workgroup was created very early on in the process, with representatives from every department to act as a sounding board. This workgroup also acted as an internal project ambassador towards other parties involved.

Result

De Watergroep moved to its new offices in October 2010. This switch went smoothly, thanks to intensive guidance and close monitoring supported by ARCH. Nowadays, everyone at De Watergroep works in a flexible office landscape.

De Watergroep is the largest drinking water supplier in Flanders, and provides drinking water to 2.9 million Flemish families in 175 communes and cities. The company is also partner in municipal sewerage networks and realises customised projects for businesses as an integral water company

Contact persons

Contact
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+32 475 61 75 23
ICT Strategy Definition
Nitto Europe
Implementation of a new ERP
Collivery (Solucious)
Flexible and purposeful development environment
VDAB
ERP Implementation
NATO
ERP Implementation
NATO

Striking results

Every transition process we jointly achieve is unique, as are our clients. Mutual trust arises due to our personal way of working and our passion, yet also because where necessary, we opt for client-specific solutions above 'easy' standard methods. Essential to achieving the common goal.

This trust implies that we have had the pleasure of working with the following clients:

 

 

Support of competence management development • Development of the IT strategy
Streamlining the organisation
Elaboration of and change support for the new IT strategy (BoostIT)
Phasing of out IT systems
Support with the debate on core activities and efficiencies
IT project management support
Provision of specific competences
Logistics & warehousing, supply chain optimisation
Project management for implementing ticketing system in Sweden
Merger of IT and Process Division
Optimisation of HR business processes and organisational structure
Support of global implementation of ERP package
Change management in the transition (IT and organisation) to a new news studio
Process optimisation and improving functioning of management team
Force field analysis for the integration of the new competencies resulting from the Sixth State Reform