Green(er) policies and employee-centered HR management are at the core of what smart organizations aim for: making sure that their teams deliver their best work, always. To realize this, a sound and sustainable mobility strategy is key. A strategy that fits your organization. Clever ways to improve your team’s experience through innovative insights for staff mobility are essential in an up-to-date HR practice. Aim for hybridity, staff autonomy, and sustainability.

“Mobility is being reevaluated. Every day. The key to get ahead in a changing landscape of transportation is to think beyond traditional fleet management. A solid mobility strategy is built upon your company’s needs. And, most of all, those of your employees.”

A sound mobility strategy is tailored and sustainable

After years of pandemic-induced strategy building, the cards have been reshuffled: as a bigger focus on hybrid working occurs, HR management and sustainability require reevaluation, too.

‘The only thing that never changes is change’ may seem like a commonplace, but, in these times, there is nothing vapid about it: we can’t expect things to go back to ‘normal’. A large part of the time, people work from home, whereas in other moments, they work partly in the office. That is precisely why a future-proof mobility strategy is agile. An added benefit of this flexibility? Below the line, your needs-based mobility offering render your organization more sustainable in the long run. 

Flexibility and possibilities – centering your people

Companies that put their employees at the heart of their activities increase their business value. We’ve been witnessing the benefits of this staff-centered management style for years. It starts with listening to what people need and involves taking their well-being into consideration. And consequently, making sure that their autonomy comes first. 

For example, setting out (and acting on) employee satisfaction surveys, building a safe space with constructive feedback loops, and allowing for flexible working hours and remote working options help you in setting a work environment in which workforces flourish. Your people know what they want and when they need it. Your mobility strategy should be a direct extension of this.

“As an organization with an up-to-date and autonomy-based mobility scheme, you offer a great value proposition for (future) staffers: you take your people seriously as individuals and trust them to divide their time in a way they see fit.”

One-size-fits-all mobility sometimes isn’t a fit for everyone after all

In this light, it makes sense to adjust your mobility strategy based on how your organization works best. If your company is based in a region that mostly consists of smaller towns that are not that well-connected by public transport, and your team members need to be at their place of work physically, a sound, fleet-heavy strategy is an obvious must. But not all companies face the same kind of mobility challenges.

This is because one strategy doesn’t work for every context. Or for every type of workforce. In larger cities, people may have a lesser need for cars, whereas employees who reside in more remote areas won’t always be able to rely on public transport. Your mobility strategy needs to serve you and your employees and coworkers. 

“More and more companies have the tools to efficiently organize a hybrid working culture. The willingness to do things differently is increasing. And rightfully so! The labor market is changing and workforce planning needs to take mobility into consideration.”

Cleverly strategizing can help in making both your HR strategy and your transportation scheme sustainable and future-proof. By centralizing mobility as a concept instead of the traditional lease car, you create a scheme that fits all. 

Focal points for needs-based mobility strategizing

HR’s steps towards a clever mobility scheme:

  • Aim for the long run. Sustainability is key. 
  • Focus on staff autonomy. Your people know what they need best.
  • Center your employees and facilitate flexibility. 

A mobility strategy that focuses on when people move and then choosing an appropriate mode of transport, rather than simply allocating a lease car to every single person that is onboarded suits this new way of doing things. And no: getting rid of the fleet is not the objective here – starting with the first steps in an employee-based mobility strategy gets you a long way.

Our team works every day to make more of your mobility and to benefit your strategic, operational, and sustainability goals. Are you ready to accelerate your mobility management? Get in touch. We are happy to talk you through the options. 

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