a building or room where people perform their job.
Those buildings or rooms can be anywhere. Some maybe owned or leased by the organisation, typically offices, branches, shops or co-working spaces. Others belong to the employees. Dedicated or shared spaces in peoples’ homes. The home office, kitchen table, sofa or bedroom. Then there are the workplaces we can all use such as coffee shops, libraries, hotel lobbies and stations.
It’s relatively easy to create new workplaces. Ensuring it supports the work they need to do, getting people to use the space effectively, and adopt new ways of working can be a different matter.
There are a few different types of work activity and these activities require specific physical and technology support to do well. For instance, in order to do focused work and concentrate, a desk with a fully adjustable chair with good lighting and a quiet environment is all that is needed.
Workplace change has often been the remit of real estate, property and facilities management teams. At Inclusive Cultures we bring a fresh approach. We understand that workplace change is about behavioural and culture change. It’s not just about making changes to physical space (although this can be the catalyst for the behaviour change).
Helping people to change cannot be achieved through a project plan or series of emails. It starts with helping leaders create their vision and strategy. Understanding what people need from their workplaces, how often they use each workplace and for what purpose. We can then build a series of change initiatives targeted at senior managers to build understanding and create the emotional buy-in.
We’ll then work with managers and teams, often through a network of change agents to create the conversations needed for behaviour change to start. Building ways of reinforcing and rewarding the new behaviours is key to embedding the change. We’ll help identify these with you to ensure your change is sustained when our involvement ends.
Our experience across organisation change, communications, coaching and real estate enables us to deliver increased employee engagement with new workspaces and ways of working.
How we can help you
- Create a workplace strategy that align your people, technology and property goals to your organisation purpose
- Implement new ways of working including virtual working, activity-based working, smart/agile working
- Develop workplace experiences and technology that enable you to attract and retain the people you need
- Provide workplaces that enable your people to be more effective and achieve your organisation’s goals
- Measure and benchmark your workplace experience using tools such as Leesman Index