What is it?
Rhino can help you get to the very heart of the matter. Our workplace consultancy delves deep inside your business to see what makes it tick. We’ll get to grips with your project drivers and current environment usage, as well as understanding what your people spatially want and need.
We work hand in hand with you to balance our intrinsic knowledge of the psychology of workplace user habits alongside the current way you work to highlight what is presently effective and what could be improved.
Put simply, we listen, ask and observe until we understand every aspect of your business. Only then will we make suggestions and go to work on building you a truly bespoke solution – one that will inspire and engage your people whilst delivering real benefits to your business.
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So, how can a workplace consultancy positively impact on your business?
Reducing real estate costs
One of the most significant space requirements in an office are desks, but our research suggests that desk occupation is now rarely over 50%, with meeting rooms being used even less. Our approach to workplace consultancy means that we regularly help clients achieve a real estate saving of between 15% – 35% through smarter working practices.
Well considered and designed workspaces are proven to improve productivity by up to 12%. However, fail to optimise these, and the consequences can be disastrous. We take great pride in being here to guide you in the right direction.
Attracting and retaining talent
Workers have more choice for who to work for than ever before. Making your office a desirable place to be is key to attracting and retaining the best people.
Reduction in sick days
According to latest government figures, sick days cost the average business £120,000 each year. Engaging employees during the consultancy phase of their needs and wants is a great way to ensure that the end result creates an environment that makes people want to come to work.
Future-proof your office
Increasingly changeable working styles are now a key consideration when planning and designing a new office, as the infrastructure you implement today needs to be as ready as it can be for future developments. We work with you to carefully consider growth plans, likely technology changes and how the needs of your workforce.
When done right, the move towards open plan offices can really help collaboration amongst teams and departments. Our consultancy process will help highlight key areas within the office that can support this, as well as help facilitate the changes often needed to help this come to fruition.
“Our approach to workplace consultancy means that we are regularly able to help clients achieve a real estate saving of between 15% – 35% through smarter working practices.”
Grant Clarke, Project Director
Working with Rhino on workplace consultancy
On average, the consultancy process takes between 4-8 weeks depending on the size of your office and the level of analysis needed – but we always ensure it works around your business. We will walk you through a range of processes designed to get the clearest picture of how your workspace can be fully realised to answer your unique business needs.
We want to learn as much about your business as possible to ensure our solution is tailored to your every need
Space occupancy study
Understanding how your existing space is used is crucial. We’ll study how your team use the space and identfy over and under user areas
Staff online survey
Establishing what your staff think of the space they work in is invaluable. We often see some of the biggest frustrations are the easiest to fix!
In depth look at what works and key areas for improvement. We’ll try to get a cross section of the business to feedback wherever possible
The stage at which all the findings are brought together and evaluated.
We then present our findings and suggested improvements
With the facts at your disposal we can design an office that not only looks great but that is optimised for you space and your team