We sat down with our very own Tom Aird, Project Director at Dthree, to talk about how we help clients transform their workplaces into a tool for talent before the design process has even begun.

Workplace design and its role in influencing employee engagement, workplace culture and wellbeing has become an increasingly vital differentiator for attracting top talent.

Working closely with many businesses both during and post pandemic, Tom shares the top workplace design approaches businesses are now taking to attract and retain talent.

Quality of work life : Waking up to your employee needs

A seismic shift in how and where employees work has occurred in recent years. The emergence of quirky and diverse workplaces, as exemplified by the current stock of serviced offices and impressive facilities that come with modern corporate working environments, means employees now have higher expectations of their everyday surroundings.

And with wellbeing initiatives such as the ‘Well’ certification – which sees diverse aspects from air quality to natural daylight provision, providing the new standard for office environments – enhanced workplaces are firmly on employees ‘must have’ lists.

Serviced offices are among the pioneers in providing carefully designed spaces to meet these new needs and expectations of employees, as well as businesses themselves.

Dthree is firmly at the forefront of this movement in the sector, not least through its design plans for provider Venture X, whose new Chiswick office provides a mix of shared and private workspaces.

Characterised by design based on people and their needs, Venture X gives users access exactly what they need to do their best task. It’s designed in such a way that if you want to get some head space, and knuckle down, you can. If you want to have a very private meeting with a large screen, there’s rooms for that. And if you need a collaborative and engaging space to catch up with your colleagues over a coffee, you can. This workspace is about first impressions, not only for the members themselves but also for their visitors. The VTX team want their members to be proud of where they spend their time and work environment.