When designing an office space, there are three key pillars we keep in mind that are fundamental to every business: your company vision and goal, your company culture, and your company employees.
To develop a deep understanding of your needs and aspirations as an organisation, we gather insights through a combination of activities that include interviews, workshops, surveys, audits, and feasibility studies. The outcomes of your workplace strategy session provide us with a blueprint for the rest of the project. We help to inform our client’s strategy and how to plan for the transformation of your workplace to align with new work practices. Why Workplace Strategy: Our Approach
Our approach is unique and tailored to the New Zealand market, rather than being a carbon copy of overseas trends. When it comes to workplace strategy, our key differences are:
We begin by analysing the psychological and functional needs of our clients. We can categorise how people think and behave (understand how extroverts/introverts prefer to work) through surveys and then use this information to inform the design. We grow our own database of local data and provide recommendations that are relevant to the NZ market. Each project does not look the same and the process is not the same. We tailor our solutions and take our time to dig deep to integrate a design concept that aligns with your company’s unique footprint, ensuring your design will seamlessly incorporate your organisational identity. We bring in-depth property knowledge and can connect the dots across all the disciplines involved in delivering workspace change. Our team is equipped with all the required knowledge and skills under one roof. This allows for efficiencies but most importantly ensures that the findings from the strategy are appropriately translated into design and construction. Hybrid Workplaces
Hybrid work has transformed the way we think about work. A flexible, modern way of working, the hybrid working approach combines working in an office environment and working from home. We already know employees see the value in hybrid work and ignoring employee expectations could cost your business talent.
The office as we know it is changing. As we look to the future, it is more critical than ever to get your workspace right. Office spaces must now suit differing work styles, patterns, and preferences while simultaneously enabling culture and strengthening organisational purpose. In order to successfully evolve, hybrid workplaces need to allow people, technology, and processes to integrate seamlessly to foster a highly productive environment. We work hand in hand with our clients to help organisations take the next step and design fit-for-the-future hybrid workplaces. There is no one-size-fits-all solution, instead, we consider every element of the way your business and people function to adapt your business and create a work environment designed with the user at the forefront, turning your office space into a hub for collaboration, connectivity, and creativity. To learn more about our unique approach to workplace strategy and hybrid workplace solutions, get in touch with us.