Developing successful high-performance workspace programming can be guaranteed using a simple 3-step process.
These steps lay a solid foundation for the dependable development of office space that can satisfy most all businesses in almost any office type at virtually any scale.
Quantitative Program Development Adds Transparency
Understanding why a business outgrows a workspace is an important consideration for any workplace strategist.
For example, have the strategic goals of the company changed? Is the staff increasing as a result of recent acquisitions or from meteoric growth? Is the business looking to save money in a new location, through densification or both?
Effective workspace development decision-making depends on accurate answers to questions like these.
Equally important, though often overlooked, is the need to gain an in-depth understanding of the nature of the outdated workspace itself.
What kind of working environment was it? Was the space efficient? How did it perform with respect to collaboration rank, amenities and privacy? Generally, what type of workspace was it?
Immediate answers to questions like these come directly from floor plan benchmarking. Using these insights provides an actionable context for interpreting staff assessments in order to better understand the relationship of a workspace to the needs of the business.
Critical decision-making intelligence for workspace development comes directly from floor plan benchmarks.
A workplace experience survey reveals the staff's assessment of an outdated workspace. Questions relate specifically to expectations concerning environment, efficiency, and privacy.
Comparing this assessment to intelligence gained from floor plan benchmarks provides a quantitative view of staff needs with an eye toward defining ideal new workspace program requirements given the current strategic goals of the business.
OUTDATED OFFICE TYPE + STAFF ASSESSMENT + BUSINESS GOALS = IDEAL OFFICE TYPE
The last step in the process is custom programming. This is an interactive evidence-based method that takes the guesswork out of defining a high-performance workspace.
Intelligence gained during custom programming eliminates speculation about workspace effectiveness and can be leveraged for post-design compliance testing throughout the remainder of the office space life cycle.