Have you ever heard the saying “a goal without a plan is just a wish?” This is especially true when it comes to your workspace, after all, refitting or relocating offices is a huge investment of both time and money, and it’s paramount you get the most out of your future workplace.As office build specialists, we find the best thing to do for our clients is start at the end: the end of your lease that is.
As part of the planning process, we like to look several years ahead, to your lease break or lease end. We ask our clients to tell us about their business aspirations in the years to come and where they expect their employee count to be by that time. And we work backwards from there.
We want to ensure we are designing a space that will not only work for your company today but also can meet the demands of your growing business tomorrow. We explore how your people work, how they communicate and how the current workplace makes them feel and act. Do they feel inspired to do their best work? Do they truly feel like they are part of the company? Does the workspace allow them to work effectively as both an individual and as part of a bigger team?
With over 30 years of experience in the office build sector, we have asked these questions countless times and have learnt some things from this process. Things that show how effective good workplace consultancy done right can be.
1. Don’t Call The Moving Trucks Just Yet
Some clients get anxious when asked to envision where their company may be in the future and come to the realization they may need to move to a bigger space. But we tell them not to get ahead of themselves. With a detailed workplace analysis we can help discover if you are really using your current office space effectively. With expensive office lease rates, this is important whether you’re refurbishing or relocating to a bigger space.
2. We Make Sure Everybody's Voice Gets Heard
To fully understand how your company works we need to include the thoughts of your employees as well as your management team to understand what matters the most. We want to make sure we take into account your company's day-to-day workplace processes as well as the bigger roadmap and ensure everybody gets to give their input.
This approach allows us to take the ideas that are already working in your company and enhance them further. By listening to the valuable feedback from all your employees it ensures everyone is behind the idea and feels engaged in the process, and in turn, will make them more productive, more creative and more collaborative.
3. We Help You Plan For The Long Term
A good workplace strategy is about more than just your company's growth goals. It should ask questions of your brand, the type of clients you want to work with and how much more you are looking to achieve.
With a clear idea of your direction, we can not only build you a space to grow in but encourage the right behaviours in your company for further success without having to worry about knee-jerk reactions derailing your long-term strategy.
4. You Can Address A Changing Workforce
As more and more millennials enter the workplace, you will find your workforce having different expectations of your office space. They will be more comfortable with agile working and seek out different working environments within the office that allow them the freedom and flexibility to work where they want, when they want.
Emerging office trends like hot desking, communal areas and comfortable breakout spaces will allow for more collaboration which leads to more innovation and productivity. When people are given more freedom to explore new ideas that will feel more valued and happier.
By incorporating these new features into your office redesign, you can retain your best people, attract new talent and see your company culture grow.
5. No Hidden Financial Surprises
By gaining a deep understanding of your business and your company's future aspirations, we can help you set a realistic budget for your office refurbishment or relocation. So no nasty hidden surprises, no emergency spending. Just a clear roadmap of what is required, working in tandem with your business plan.
Having a clear plan in place will not only save you money in the long run but will result in an innovative office design that will transform the productivity of your employees and in turn, your whole company. Which is the best possible result.
TruSpace have 30 years of experience in designing and building truly inspiring office spaces your business and your people deserve. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to learn more about our innovative all-inclusive design build service.