What Is Workplace Strategy?

Workplace Strategy is the fact-finding process that allows businesses to make confident and informed decisions about the future of their property footprint, investment and workplace. The process explores existing challenges around the workplace, workforce, culture, and commercial priorities. 

If you are in the early stages of your property assessment, you may have one of these questions, along with many more:

  • How much space do we even need? (The office feels empty; it seems like money we could reallocate!)
  • How do we bring people back to the office post-covid?
  • How do we re-ignite our culture?

Workplace strategy looks at the organisation as a whole and the critical factors that will impact the future workplace: related to space (size or expenditure), lease, culture, staff retention and attraction. A local or global mandate has triggered the need for a review. Or the success of an ongoing hybrid working policy entices a requirement for a new workplace model to drive changes in footprint, investment and people. 

Finding the best hybrid balance for your business and establishing the right workplace solution, acknowledging the pivot in the purpose of the ‘workplace’ since the pandemic, is a challenge many Senior Leaders now face. Adopting the right workplace strategy for your business and people will allow new workplace solutions to roll out successfully, whether across one office or your entire portfolio.

Understanding how your workplace works (or doesn’t) is a crucial first step before you can think about changing it. Workplace Strategy is about more than just the actual design; it is known that a workplace consists of three interrelated elements: THE PHYSICAL SPACE, THE PEOPLE, and THE MOMENTS. 

The goal is to align the physical space with the company’s business strategy, goals and culture. 

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