Unusually, this project started with an open-ended brief with no headcount data or specific requirements given – the client sought creative responses in respect to how their workplace design could be. Ultimately, Sennex was selected as their workplace design and build partner based on the strength of our conceptual vision for the client’s office.
Design Thinking Approach
Following our appointment, Sennex’s Strategy and Design Team began to formulate a return brief using a Design Thinking methodology – a process for creative problem-solving. It begins with people and their needs, to frame challenges and inspire fresh ideas by determining what people truly require. This was achieved through a combination of observation, interviews, hackathons, extensive persona building, and desk-top research, all of which allowed us to look beyond obvious solutions.
An environment designed to foster a sense of belonging whilst addressing the organisation’s functional needs & business challenges
Another planning innovation was the inclusion of a Q-lab, a co-working area for clients that encourages more productive on-site collaboration without jeopardizing the confidentiality of the consultants and partner’s work area. It also gives clients an insight into how the organisation works and its culture.