Before you get started, you'll need to review how your current fit out promotes wellbeing. It will help define the scope of work by knowing how your employees feel about their current space. There's a wealth of qualitative and quantitative data that can be gathered from a thorough review of your current setup.
Workplace Evaluation Survey
You can ask your staff directly what they think about their current environment and how it promotes or facilitates their wellbeing. This can also help them feel that they're getting a direct say in the future of their workspace, all while providing insights into team proximities, air quality and other cultural elements. You can also conduct interviews to probe further into key questions and reveal more insights into cultural factors and wellbeing issues.
Time Utilisation Study (TUS)
A TUS gathers quantitative data around the utilisation of your current space. A surveyor will observe your employees in the office - assessing how often they use their workstations, meeting rooms and breakout areas. This will allow your fit out provider to see what elements of the office are potentially underutilised or over-subscribed.
Top tip: A workplace consultant will undertake both of these as a first step in developing a well-rounded office design.
A lot of insight into wellbeing can be found through some of your already available resources - you'll just need to look at them in the right context! Engagement survey results can be a great way to find out about different culture perceptions across different divisions or floors. Facilities feedback or complaints (such as external noise or temperature control) could also quickly highlight quick fix issues. Staff turnover and exit interviews can also help you understand why people may be leaving your organisation due to environmental factors. Absenteeism reasons, although sensitive could provide great insights. Has there been an increase in staff seeking physiotherapy? It might just be time to invest in new chairs...
Top tip: Thoroughly reviewing your existing data can help you create more strategic questions to get more out of your surveys and interviews.