13 Oct Workplace Design Strategy explained
Anyone can design an office, but workplace design strategy is what makes a workplace work.
To design a workplace that works, you need to know more about your people; who they are, how they want to wore and it is this that will inform your design. Here, we explain the COMUNiTI Workplace Dynamics Blueprint© for designing and transforming a workplace from the inside out.
Workplaces are more than workstations
While laying out workstations on a floorplan can create a drawing that looks good, it is something quite different to truly understanding who people are, what they do, how they work, communicate, and share knowledge and the tools, technology and resources they need to perform. It is this deep understanding of the people and organisations we work with that allows COMUNiTI to go beyond they physical space to create real change and high performing workplaces.
The 5 most important parts of your organisation
We believe the businesses we work with already hold the knowledge within their walls to create a high performing workplace and we’ve had great success with a range of organisations such as Mapien (formerly Livingstones).
Our job, as designers and strategists, is to ask the right questions to unlock that knowledge and then translate it into the practical design of the space. To do this we look at the five pillars that underpin the dynamics that occur in every organisation.
- Brand & Culture
- Values & Behaviours
- Employee experience
- And reimagining the future of your business
Most of what we do is ask questions and listen to truly understand the business, brand and culture of the organisations we work with. This allows us to gain a deeper understanding of the physical spaces, tools and resources their people need to perform at their full potential.
We also dig deeper into the experience that the businesses want to create for their teams and clients. The values, brand and behaviours inform the experience of the space so that the workplace reflects the brand and values of the company. It is this strategic phase which lays the foundation for the project to truly achieve transformational results and, given the rapid transformation the workplace has experienced in the last 12 months, it is more important than ever.
Understand your Dynamics
If you’re interested in understanding your workplace dynamics, get in touch with us. You can also undertake your own Workplace Dynamics course or engage us to undertake an audit of your business to assess your position and develop a customised roadmap to optimising your business for your employee, culture and your bottom line.