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17 February 2022

As the workplace continues to adapt, employers will have to rethink their office strategy to attract the best talent in the industry and increase business revenue.

Flexible working and transparency in the workplace can help make the office space feel more inclusive and welcoming and make your company appeal to a broader group of people. The Office Principles۪ 6 stage approach enables you to have a clear road map to implement an agile office quickly, successfully and with minimal disruption. Office Principles۪ has developed a concise agile working checklist to help you begin to adopt agile working.

Implementing agile working

Have a clear vision

The first place to start is through a leadership workshop or briefing session. We would expect the key project champions and senior stakeholders to attend this secession, who can make decisions within the organisation.

Through this meeting, we will introduce the teams that will transform your office into a highly cost-efficient workplace that minimises disruption to your business. Creating a clear outline brief is the foundation for developing an optimised workplace for your company. The workshop is split into two main stages.

The first is to understand the aspirations and organisational challenges. The second stage forms more of an educational process. After these initial stages are discussed, we will compile a report covering all the agreed-upon details.

Arcadis breakout area and tea bar

Research the needs of your business and workforce

Understanding the needs of your staff is a crucial component in creating an effective performance-based workplace. Office Principles will conduct workspace utilisation and space occupancy studies to gain insight into your workplace performance, as well as your current space utilisation. From this, we will be able to identify any physical restraints of the building and assess areas such as meeting rooms, breakout areas and cellular offices.

Design an agile working environment

We are now ready to utilise the data obtained from the initial studies to set the stage for our design team. The results from the workplace studies will give us the foundation to create an office that reflects how your staff are making use of the current space and how they work. Our consultants will see the design process through to the last detail, ensuring your new agile office maintains the perfect balance of creativity and practicality.

Large lounge meeting room

Bring professionals on board

After the initial assessments, we will appoint an in-house project manager, issue the CDM application and gain approvals from local building control. In this stage, our project manager can develop the technical process.

By continuously directing the development, we ensure to meet regulations and overcome any risks associated with the assignment. This will ultimately allow complete control over the project and minimise errors in the execution stage, as a flawed delivery can unhinge the best office design.

Implement your agile working fit-out

Maximising work quality, reducing cost and improving the general well-being of staff is the ultimate aim of the project. A combination of the processes explained earlier will deliver an optimised workplace.

We consider all telecoms and IT infrastructure to ensure a harmonised working process between the office setting and required technology. Constructing an agile workplace requires significant collaboration from both sides to ensure your business needs are met through optimum flexibility.

Post Occupancy

Workplace optimisation is a continual process: it needs constant nurture and guidance to produce the best results.

Office Principles will closely monitor your company growth and put together a continuous improvement plan for your business. Reviewing the workplace strategy will allow us to identify any challenges and maintain the best possible performance.

If you want to chat about your agile office transformation, get in touch, and we۪ll arrange a consultation with one of our experts.

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