WORKPLACE STRATEGY

 

Every organization across all industries are challenged with the need for continuous innovation and agility to be successful. At SmithGroup, our workplace design strategy process assists organizations in identifying what their future looks like within their enterprise and how best to use both place and processes to create solutions that enable success.

Solving the right problems well always begins with asking the right questions. Collaborative and insightful, our process integrates strategy with design. Our approach provides a deep understanding of every client’s organization and, along with the sharing of best practices and insights, informs a unique strategy for each. Interdisciplinary design thinking allows us to create solutions for today’s evolving organizations. By thinking across expertise and integrating business acumen, we develop innovative strategies and design award-winning places that create success on our client’s terms.

 

 

MEET OUR TEAM

Across a global network, we unite a diverse team of more than 200 Workplace specialists with decades of experience and expertise.

Workplace Strategy Team SmithGroup Leadership Team
Lise Newman - Vice President, Workplace Practice Director
Alexis Kim - Principal, Workplace Design Strategist

 

 

Bob Varga - Vice President, Architect

 

 

Workplace Strategy SmithGroup

The firm’s award-winning market creates design solutions at every scale, from innovative small workspaces to complex corporate campus developments for public- and private-sector clients. 

 

OUR EXPERTS

SmithGroup was instrumental to the success of our client’s major metro area consolidation project; including programming 1,400 employees in 12 floors of vertical space, developing new space and furniture standards for use companywide and delivering a fresh, engaging workspace for current and future employees.

Dana English
Senior Vice President, JLL for Ally Financial Regional Headquarters Project

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Flexibility is key

Flexibility is the Key in the Future of Work - Employees have been vying for more flexible work policies prior to the global pandemic. A quick review of the statistics shown above confirm that talent – or people, which are undeniably a company’s biggest asset – want more flexibility.

https://www.smithgroup.com/perspectives/2019/office-design-think-tank-explores-employee-engagement-and-workplace-culture

Office Design Think Tank Explores Employee Engagement and Workplace Culture - Workplace culture – which is embedded in a company’s policies, procedures, and practices – is paramount to fostering an environment where employees are engaged, feel valued, and are empowered to take ownership over when, where, and how they accomplish work-related tasks. 

DRIVING CULTURE IN A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT: LESSONS LEARNED FROM COVID-19

Driving Culture in a Changing Environment: Lessons Learned from COVID-19 - The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the largest work-from-home experiment, forcing various industries to accept that the term “workplace” now includes any location where work can occur. 

BACK TO THE (FUTURE) WORKPLACE

Back to the (Future) Workplace - In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations around the world are grappling with how to safely bring employees back to their workplaces.

Lise Newman
Vice President, Workplace Practice Director

(248) 225-0183
lise.newman [at] smithgroup.com