Workplace consultancy is an essential process to understand your project in thorough detail. Your new workplace needs careful consideration and planning with regards to your organisational requirements, your people needs and ensure you make best use of the resources available to you.
Our process starts with understand your core drivers. We often find this can be one of the following:
When we understand what you are looking to achieve from this project, we will create a tailored approach to ensure we meet your aspirations.
Typically, we would seek to analyse your workplace from a series of perspectives both objectively and subjectively. A space utilisation study will allow us to understand how your current workplace performs and identify inefficiencies in how the space is used. This valuable study creates the basis of establishing if your organisation can work smarter.
Additional processes are based around engagement with your greatest assets, your people. We strongly believe the best solutions and ideas are already within your organisation and it is our job to extract them and create a meaningful strategy around them. We would seek to engage with your staff through a variety of methods including focus workshops, collaborative sessions, interviews, online surveys and day in the life studies. Depending on your requirements, we will advise on which approach is best for you.
The consolidated report makes sense of all our data gathering and seeks to formulate reliable strategy options enabling decisions to be made and offering a clear direction for the design process that follows. This report is the accountability for the decisions made going forward, which is particularly important when your organisation is likely to make legal and financial agreements for the next 5-10 years. We can also introduce a change management process to help ensure an integrated transition to the new workspace.
Of course, the depth of workplace consultancy depends on each client and the complexity of the project, but before getting excited about stunning office designs, we strongly recommend you explore how you are using your workplace to help you answer the two big questions:
Do you actually need to relocate and how you could you effectively occupy that space? Or can you refurbish your existing office space and make that space work harder and smarter?
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