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#InsightsIn5: Filling the Value Void

Managing Partner & Co-Founder

In our current environment many organizations have been forced to make tough choices about their workforce and many have downsized and do not have the ability, or appetite, to quickly refill those positions.

This has created a value void for organizations that no longer have key functional support roles and much-needed brainpower and experience on their teams. Equally, for those companies that have never benefited from these resources in the past, on-demand-expertise has never been so sought after and needed in these times.

Typically, organizations have filled senior and specialized roles in workplace and hospitality with full time employees. 2020 has significantly impacted this, providing an opportunity to reimagine how these services are provided. The 'gig economy', or 'independent contractor', offers up a variety of solutions to fill these holes.

"Workloads and projects will increase; however, they may be sporadic and having seasoned professionals available on a freelance basis can help companies retain and maintain their edge."

In addition to specific project or operational support, other areas that can have tremendous impact for companies in this time is to outsource functions such as Diversity & Inclusion, Wellbeing, Customer Experience, and Sustainability.

"Companies need to tackle these essential platforms and can utilize the experience through the consultant network to address these important issues."

The impacts of COVID-19 have caused re-evaluation of work and life and many experienced leaders want balance going into the future. Large numbers are turning to consulting to provide this opportunity and a new chapter. This work allows them to use their knowledge and experience while working on several projects at once while enjoying the flexibility of choice and time.

The benefits to companies include lower costs, compared to a full-time employee; access to experience that brings innovation and fresh ideas; and the ability to flex resources based on actual needs and projects.

Why not focus on your core business and let specialists fill the value void?

"4xi offers the resources to develop the strategy and execute globally, linking the world of work through a hospitality lens. Our power is in our Collective Experience."

To learn more about how we can help you, visit our website at, email us at or you can contact Barbara directly at

"4xi can help you discover the unknown and explore new horizons."


4xi Global Workplace Consulting & Solutions provides a range of services to support Corporations, Service Providers, Innovators, and Accelerators to navigate the world of work. Inspiring the future of work, together.

4xi is proud to be Chair of WORKTECH Academy for North America and a member of its Leadership Advisory Board. 4xi is a Global Ambassador for WORKTECH Academy.

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