Attract and retain the best talent by optimising the design of your workplace.

This FREE guide is for HR managers, Facility managers and Corporate Real Estate managers, to discover how the architecture and design of your workplace can be used as a strategic tool to achieve your organisation’s business goals.

The Innovative Workplace Expert Guide

Your Problem

A company fails every 3 minutes. While companies fail for many reasons, people-related issues are always in the top 5 causes of failure. To give you an idea, a recent study has shown that 51% of all employees are looking to leave their current job at the moment, and 40% of employees plan to change jobs in the next year. The cost of replacing people is between 16.1% and 213% of their annual salary depending on the seniority of their position.

Your Solution

To succeed, companies have tried many solutions, investing millions of euros in leadership and management, staff development and training as well as technology, just to name a few areas. Yet, there is one solution that most companies have not tried or have tried poorly. This solution is not only a “blind spot” for most organisations, all organisations are already paying its costs, only they receive no significant return on this investment. This solution is your workplace.

Space and People

A recent study has shown that 89% of people blame their work environment for dissatisfaction at work. A better workplace can improve the health, well-being and experience of employees, making them not only more satisfied but indeed happier and the organisation as a whole more successful. Indeed, when people are happy at work, turnover drops by 51%, sick leaves are reduced by 66%, burnout decreases by 125%, sales increase by 37%, retention increases by 40% and innovation jumps a whopping 300%.

Your workplace is a strategic tool that is capable of delivering business growth when designed correctly.

Stephanie Akkaoui Hughes’ vision on the Innovative Workplace is for Workplace Professionals – whether HR managers, Facility Managers of Corporate Real Estate managers – who are responsible to build the next headquarters, relocate offices or upgrade the current workplace of any organisation’s.

Master the strategy and the process of using workplace design to support business goals.

Whether you are upgrading your workplace internally or hiring an architect, learn how to leverage your workspace’s architecture and design so it can support the retention, recruitment and development of your talent teams and drive the success of your organisation.

“Optimising your workspace will, not only maximise your return on investment on the real estate costs of your organisation (the second highest expense of most organisations), but also and most importantly, it will maximise your return on investment on your talent costs (the first highest expense of most organisations).”

— Stephanie Akkaoui Hughes

A Practical step-by-step Guide.

Download this FREE guide to master the three distinct roles that your workplace should fulfill and learn to use your workplace’s architecture and design as a strategic tool to attract, retain and develop the best talent in your organisation.

1

Workplace as Mass [M]

The first and well-known role of space is to be the most beautiful, inspiring and functional backdrop to the existing dynamics and activities. This is what we call the mass of the workplace – its physical quality, its walls, floors and ceilings. This level of mass is where 99% of the Architecture practice and discourse are today, but it is not enough.

3

Workplace as Catalyst [C]

The first and well-known role of space is to be the most beautiful, inspiring and functional backdrop to the existing dynamics and activities. This is what we call the mass of the workplace – its physical quality, its walls, floors and ceilings. This level of mass is where 99% of the Architecture practice and discourse are today, but it is not enough.

2

Workplace as Communicator [C]

Workplaces need to be designed as an active voice that can communicate the identity of their inhabitants: i.e. you and your teams. This is not about having the company’s logo on the wall but rather, about designing spaces that in their planning, program and explicit energy can communicate the collective vision and values of the organisation.

4

E = MC2

When a well designed workplace fulfils all three roles simultaneously, it is able to create an outstanding employee experience [E] that can truly support you in attracting and retaining the nest
talent and achieving your company goals. This is what we bring together with [MxCxC=E] or E =MC2. 

Make your Workplace a Strategic Tool.

Put into practice the four steps of the design process that can design and deliver a workplace that is truly able to maximise your return on investment on your real estate costs and your personnel costs, the two highest costs of every organisation. Follow the easy step-by-step process to create an outstanding workplace that can achieve what matters most: Massive Growth in your Organisation!

From the desk of Stephanie Akkaoui Hughes

Stephanie Akkaoui Hughes is a workplace interactions expert. As an architect herself and a workplace transformation expert, she has mastered the art and science of designing spaces that can foster the very interactions needed to achieve any business goal in any organisation.

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Dear Workplace Professional,

At AKKA, we believe that space is a strategic tool that is capable of delivering business growth when designed and set up correctly. We do not simply speak of opening the curtains for natural light or filling any empty spot on your desk with plants. We are talking about immersive and in-depth research into user behavior and needs in order to deliver a workplace design that enhances employee experience, their happiness and ultimately increases organisational performance. We believe that, as architects, we have the responsibility to create the infrastructure in which you, your teams and the entire company can flourish.

Optimising your workspace will, first and foremost maximise your return on investment on the real estate costs of your organisation, which is as you surely know, the second highest expense of most organisations. Moreover, optimising your workspace will also maximise your return on investment on your talent costs, which remains the first highest expense of most organisations.

Now you may wonder: “What can redesigning my workplace mean for the retention, recruitment and development of my teams? How does optimising my workplace help my company success?”
Dive here into some of the case studies of our projects to know how.

Thank you for taking the time to read this letter and I hope you enjoy the book!

See you on the inside,

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