A misalignment of people and place can be detrimental to organisation performance. A workplace strategy seeks to realign people, the organisation and place. You need to understand how much and what type of space your organisation requires to meet the needs of the organisations and its employees.
Our approach to workplace strategy is all about collecting invaluable data; allowing you to make evidence-based decision. The starting point is data and engagement. We gather data and engage on the core aspects that underpin a high performing workplace.
We’re an independent consultancy, our recommendations therefore don’t necessarily result in a redesign or fitout/furniture project.
To understand more on the vision of the future workplace, structured on-line interviews with senior organisation leaders provide an opportunity to explore the desired future state.
The proposed working environment directly responds, supports and enables the vision, values and objectives of the corporate body occupying it.
Staff Engagement & Utilisation
There are numerous different ways to gather data including Utilisation surveys, entry badge data and sensor technology for example. We’re well versed in using existing data and enhancing where appropriate to form a picture of how the space is/was being used.
Alongside a clearer view on how space and technology was being (and will be) used, it is vital to have a sense of how the users feel about the office environment with their new perspective of distributed working:
- Surveys: Our Workplace Performance Survey asks a series of questions to enable us to unpick the aspects deemed important by staff and how well these have been supported.
- Focus Groups: Engagement is vital to explore peoples working experiences and how this has informed their views on the future workplace requirements including amenities, settings and design in the office. This enlarged co-creation will drive greater ownership of the new environment and subsequent motivation to utilise the reimagined workspace.
Strategy & Report
The output of these activities, alongside our own expert knowledge, help inform a strategy report to outline the art of the possible.
Our reports help organisations with some of the following:
- Return to the office hybrid working pilots
- Stay/go decision
- Office move or capital project
- Portfolio overview
- Organisational restructure
- Developing new ways of working
- Cultural change
I particularly want to mention Fiona for the comms which have been flawless and set a bench mark for others.
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