Workplace Consultancy

Maximising your workforce’s productivity

What is workplace consultancy and how can it help my business?

Workplace consultancy is a strategic service provided to improve the efficiency of your workplace in a cost effective manner. Workplace consultancy delivers a mixture of qualitative and quantitative data that helps businesses to understand their current space, analysing the business structure, management, its goals and aspirations, and most importantly the people that make up the company. 

The analysis through the consultancy process delivers actionable steps for the improvement of the office; reduce office overheads, increase productivity, improve staff engagement and creates a working environment that is bespoke to your organisation and supports you at every level.

What are the benefits of workplace consultancy?

People and physical locations are two of the biggest expenses for any business, equating for up to 60% of overheads. Therefore, it makes sense to focus on creating an office and culture that supports your people to maximise efficiencies and increase productivity. Since the pandemic hit, the importance of focusing on people and place is paramount. Workplace consultancy can help you to understand your company, your people and your physical locations and deliver insights and actions that will future proof your business and support employees, while reducing costs and waste. 

People

  • Enhance collaboration
  • Increase employee performance
  • Improve communication
  • Better support employee wellbeing
  • Improve cultural cohesion

Place

  • Reduce workspace running costs
  • Lower rental costs
  • A workspace that supports the changing needs of the post COVID workforce
  • Improve office environmental aspects 

Business

  • Increased profitability 
  • Increase business agility & responsiveness to change
  • Elevate company brand and image 
  • Boost client engagement
  • Responsive to growth 
Consultancy objectives
With our background in office interior design and fit out, we gather enough information about your company to provide a variety of strategies to help maximise performance of space. The findings create the ‘brief’, a meaningful approach to space planning for not only current needs but to future-proof for changing needs.
 

In the creation of a Workplace Space Utilisation Report, there are key factors to discuss and define at the outset to determine final outputs. 

Typical objectives would be:

To aid the selection of potential new properties with meaningful background information tailored to client specific needs.

Learn more about our feasibility study service here 

Define new space standards to support existing functions and employees, including potential to introduce agile working practices addressing a combination of permanent desk users, mobile knowledge workers and remote workers. Generating a change from 1:1 ratio (one person – one desk) to a more efficient and effective occupation standard for example 5:4 (five people four desks.)

Reducing occupancy costs, embracing technology and product solutions from IT & AV to furniture products.

Learn the true cost of downsizing in our article

Achieve better departmental adjacencies and bringing together services that interact on a frequent basis, which  as a result can improve efficiencies and customer service levels.

Recommendations around creating a “settings” planning protocol to create a number of different work-settings that are conducive with the activity required at any given time including spaces for collaboration, informal meetings, relaxation, concentration etc) that can be deployed across all buildings.

Download our guide to hybrid work zones 

Review workplace furniture. Explore and present the benefits around better space utilisation and improving business results and employee satisfaction that can be achieved by undertaking a furniture upgrade (workstation, storage, task seating, ergonomics etc).

Review and define a necessary number of confidential office focus spaces, meeting rooms (size, type) and the feasibility of introducing new work type settings to create a resilient workplace.

To encourage new staff and workplace culture and establish a fresh way of working. Inspiring collaboration and communication and increasing staff development, morale and attracting and retaining new talent.

Learn how agile working can significantly reduce operating costs

Our Workplace Consultancy Process

Below is a high-level view of the stage we go through during our workplace consultancy process. These stages are fully project managed to ensure smooth progress and communications, and every stage enables our teams to build up a complete picture of your business, the people, and the physical office space. All of which enable us to provide detailed and meaning full results. 

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Contact us and learn how our workplace consultancy service can support your business.

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Sheffield Office

Elsworth House, 
Herries Rd S, 
Sheffield

S6 1QS

Phone: (0)114 233 1115
Email: [email protected]

London Office

5 Chancery Lane
London
WC2A 1LG
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Phone: (0)2074 067460
Email: [email protected]

Certifications

Dale Office Safe Contractor Certified

Performance Driven Design

An aesthetically pleasing interior design is one ingredient of a successful workplace. Our focus is on developing an understanding of a client’s specific requirements so their new workspace can help them work more effectively.

We offer consultation and impartial advice on every aspect of commercial interiors and have experience in all market sectors, from blue chip organisations to charities.

Our teams of experts will listen carefully to your expectations and will thoroughly research the needs, challenges and vision of your business. Our aim is to meet your design requirements and budget whilst creating a high performance workspace that will improve your business outcomes.

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Our Office Design Process

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Giving you the full picture
We’ll help you visualise your space

Throughout the design process, our consultants and designers will work alongside you and your team. Consulting and collaborating to understand your business ethos providing you initial mood boards and concept layouts progressing throughout the process to 3D renders and 360 views to help you to visualise your space. 

While we work on the design our pre-contracts team are working on costings enabling you to understand the costs ensuring your budgets and expectations are met at every stage.

Considering the Future

Future proofing – designs for the future

Our highly experienced workplace consultants will work with you to develop an optimised future-proof workplace that dramatically reduces your real-estate costs and increases your company’s productivity and profitability.

Before drawing any conclusions on how your project should be carried forward, we will examine your business, listen to the individuals, analyse your technology, observe the way in which your teams communicate and audit facilities to see how staff come and go, eat, drink and socialise.

As the UK’s leading workplace optimisation experts and strategic workplace consultants our knowledge is unsurpassed and our workplace consultants are delighted to provide initial free advice.

The benefits of Dale Office Interiors helping you to future proof

  • A workspace that is able to adapt as your business evolves
  • Potential future threats are minimised and opportunities are seized

Future Proofing Service from Dale Office Interiors

  • Company requirements evaluation
  • Facilities audit
  • Prediction based reporting
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Sheffield Office

Elsworth House, 
Herries Rd S, 
Sheffield

S6 1QS

Phone: (0)114 233 1115
Email: [email protected]

London Office

5 Chancery Lane
London
WC2A 1LG
.

Phone: (0)2074 067460
Email: [email protected]