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Do’s and Dont’s for reshaping your workplace strategy

Director of Workplace Consultancy at DeVono, Amanda Irwin shares her top tips for reshaping your workplace strategy…

With the return to the office now picking up pace, many businesses are starting to consider what their future workplace strategy looks like. The change can feel incredibly daunting to some, whilst for others its exciting and positively disruptive. Guiding clients on the shift from traditional work styles to a more progressive approach is what workplace consultants have been doing for years. Previously we referred to hybrid working solutions under a few other monikers…Agile, Activity-Based, Flexible. The reality is that hybrid working has elements of all these working styles and consultants like me have been living and breathing them for years.

Before the pandemic, many businesses were hesitant to move to a dynamic way of working. Fast forward two years, and we have a completely different story.

A client I worked closely with 2 years ago, luckily made the decision to make a radical shift in their working style, which resulted in a dramatic rationalisation of their footprint. All the evidence from the way they worked and used their space was clear and I was confident that they could be successful making the change. Still, there were some nerves on decision day, but ultimately it was approved and their space was refitted. Catching up with them, they happily told me that because they had gone with a flexible layout and formally introduced agile working, they felt confident that they were fit for the new future COVID-19 dealt them. That being said, don’t fear you’ve been left behind. Most companies are going through this exercise right now and asking all the same questions you are.

To help make the process easier, I’ve put together a few of my top do’s and don’ts when considering your workplace strategy:

For more information on how to identify the best workplace strategy for your business and people, read Amanda’s recent blog on ‘Redefining and Refining your Workplace Strategy’

If you want to speak to the team and understand more about how we can help you transform your workplace to better suit your business ambitions and employee needs, give us a call, we would love to help.

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