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By Lizzi Whaley

Looking for the Silver Bullet in Workplace Design?


Spoiler alert: It doesn’t exist. In today’s ever-evolving work environment, the quest for the perfect workplace design feels more like solving a puzzle with pieces that don’t quite fit. The variables have never been more at odds. Should we anchor ourselves in the office full-time to foster collaboration and connection? Or embrace a hybrid model, blending office presence with the comfort of working from home, to enhance focus time? Yet, this model raises its own challenges: our offices eerily resemble ghost towns on Mondays and Fridays. And let’s not even start on the ubiquitous Teams/Zoom fatigue. These are the questions we face daily.

But here’s the kicker: the ‘one size fits all’ approach is a myth in the realm of workplace strategy. What we’ve learned is that best practices aren’t universal. The reality? A curated workplace strategy is key. This means diving deep to understand the unique needs and dynamics of your team, blending insights with innovation to create a space that not only meets but anticipates the needs of your workforce. It’s about flexibility, understanding, and, most importantly, listening.

Have you prioritised culture when solving your workplace? Let’s change our mindset and approach before we change our workplaces. We’re all about emphasising the importance of transforming organisational culture for success, rather than redesigning spaces that aren’t working.

Can we stop talking about post covid and hybrid working and simply ask – what does our organisation / team and culture need from its workplace to be successful?

Interested in exploring what a tailored workplace strategy could look like for your organisation? Wondering how to breathe life back into your office space, making it a hub of productivity and positivity that your team looks forward to being a part of? Let’s chat. Feel free to contact me directly or drop me a DM for more information. Together, we can redefine the way we work.