Workplace consultancy is key to a successful and future-proof office design. Through extensive staff engagement and rigorous data collection, we immerse ourselves in your business to understand your culture, brand and work styles in depth.

We use this data as the foundation for our designs, so you can be sure that every element of the space has a purpose, enabling your people to do their best work and be their best selves.

Once you embark on your workplace change journey, we can also train, guide and inspire staff to embrace the change from day one through tactful change management.

We recognise that the office must be inclusive and available to everyone

For the happy commuters

Hybrid working has provided an opportunity to balance our working week between home and the office, however for some of us, the office is the best place to get work done. This could be down to an operational need, personal preference or a working environment at home that isn’t conducive to your productivity.

We should never assume that everyone wants to adopt hybrid working, so by understanding how many of your people would prefer to return to the way they worked pre-COVID, we can plan your space to cater for the Monday-Friday gang.

For the hybrid adopters

The notion of hybrid working will differ between businesses, teams, roles and individuals but based on our research, 85% of staff say that it will mean working from the office for at least 1 day a week.

Due to the vast majority of people falling under this umbrella, we need to consider how we can repurpose the office to support the needs of a hybrid worker, and to do this we must first explore the ‘why’: why are they attending the office? This question should be at the core of your workplace strategy, ensuring that it is people-centric and therefore a catalyst for effective hybrid working.

For the remote champions

The COVID lockdowns were a liberating time for some of us who realised that we could do virtually all of our day-to-day tasks from home with no impact on productivity, or possibly even an improvement.

Although these champions of remote working will likely spend the majority of their working hours at home, they will still expect the office to support them when there is a need for face-to-face interaction, or just when they feel like rubbing shoulders with their colleagues again. A workplace strategy cannot neglect the expectations of these people just because their presence in the office is infrequent – if this is overlooked, they may feel undervalued and disconnected.

How workplace consultancy can help your business

1.

It helps you to understand business needs

Gaining a deep understanding of every element of the business is key to the success of any project.

2.

It provides real data on your workplace

Our designs are entirely data-driven. Every work setting has a purpose behind it, and not just a trendy gimmick.

3.

It defines the requires real estate footprint

Identifying your space requirements can be a guessing game unless you have workplace strategy data to inform decisions.

4.

It creates a futureproofed office design

Building resilience and flexibility into office space is so crucial, especially in light of recent events.

5.

It assesses ways to optimise any empty space

Don’t see empty space as something superfluous, see it as an opportunity to create something that the office is lacking.

6.

It supports your staff through change

Change management is essential in helping you execute your workplace strategy. You can’t have one without the other.

Based on proven research

Discovery Workshop

At the beginning of the project a discovery workshop is held to bring key members of your senior leadership team together to define the principle project drivers and goals, key policies for future business aspirations, workstyle models to support these aspirations and measurements for success. This is captured and referred to throughout the project.

Interviews

In-depth interviews are held with department representatives to gain an understanding of their current and future requirements and understand day-to-day workstyles, processes and readiness for change.

Surveys

An online survey is sent to all staff to gain a greater depth of data. Questions are designed to identify current views on workplace and
culture that will validate the findings from the interviews and outline the opportunities for change. User types (personas) and workstyles are defined to inform future workspace planning and design. This is the opportunity for all staff to input in the future of their workplace and for the business to understand the views of their people.

Additional activities that form the workplace toolkit:

  • HR roadmapping
  • IT gap analysis and roadmapping
  • FM roadmapping
  • Focus groups
  • Visioning workshops
  • Time utilisation studies
  • Commute analysis
  • Storage audit
  • Test fits and space planning

A Workplace strategy is a 100% evidence-led research and analysis process, combined with our expertise and knowledge to create the optimal output aligning people, physical place and business need.

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At Morgan Lovell, we will challenge the status quo and optimise your workplace by implementing a bespoke strategy, co-created by our workplace consultants and your people.

Get in touch to discuss whether workplace consultancy can improve your organisation

Ashley Skinner

ashley.skinner@morganlovell.com

07977 942 045

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