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A Workplace Strategy for Alberta’s Largest Financial Institution

ATB Financial Workplace Strategy
Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

ATB Financial, which has more than 2,000 employees in Alberta, asked HOK to develop a new workplace strategy to reduce its real estate costs while increasing engagement and productivity.

Our team developed a strategy for shrinking ATB’s footprint by 30 percent. The strategy included a mobility program that is flexible to accommodate future changes.

HOK collaborated with ATB to develop the business case and a change management process that helped the institution implement the workplace program. This initiative engaged employees in understanding the benefits of mobile work—both to them as individuals and to the business success of ATB—and provided direction, coaching and a toolkit that supports ongoing engagement.

Exceeding ATB’s expectations, more than half of its employees opted in to the flexible work program.


Change Management
Workplace Strategy


Reduction in real estate portfolio