Workplace User Strategy

A bespoke process designed to create outstanding employee experiences and high performing businesses, through a more holistic approach to solving problems


This unpredictable, digital, and people-centered experience economy we now live in today, no longer suits the old traditional workplace model. Companies now need to differentiate themselves from their competitors and be more agile organisations and humanistic to employee's needs and wants, if they are to thrive!


Businesses who have adopted a traditional (none agile) workplace model and/or have not undergone an in-depth consultation period with their staff to ascertain what their workplace should be, generally, experience the same old problems: tight budgets, escalating business costs, disengaged employees, struggling to attract and retain top talent, low productivity & morale, and employees sick with physical and mental illnesses.

The Cost 

The cost of this is huge! Office rent in London in the 1st quarter of 2020 is the highest in Europe, between £48.5 to £112.5 psf, and is expected to rise by around 5% in the next three years. The cost of replacing an employee incurs significant costs for employers of over £30k, and the annual costs of sickness absence for UK businesses are estimated at anything between £670 to £1600 per employee.

Every unproductive worker equates to a business loss of £4,500 per year, and the average cost for an office fit-out, with dilapidations in London, costs around £90 per square foot.



Cube 8 Studio’s approach to solving the most demanding of business problems and creating outstanding employee experiences is to get to the heart of the matter first and foremost. And we do this by combining our human-centered design approach with our strategy data deeply rooted in data analytics.

We build you a bespoke framework around achieving YOUR goals, hopes, and dreams through a more humanistic and holistic approach. We have an active approach and methodology for collecting your data, by measuring and observing your organisation through a series of tools in our toolbox:


  • Building Appraisal (environment assessments)
  • Online Surveys (employee assessments)
  • Interviews (leadership assessments)


We then conduct an analysis of your data to uncover your pains, fears, barriers, and uncertainties, and work TOGETHER on the challenge in solving them through our unique human-centered design process.

This results in a workplace user strategy (blueprint) bespoke to your organisations success. And it’s this blueprint we use to create your unique office concept through our design and build capabilities.




Our Human-centered design with our strategy data deeply rooted in data analytics isn’t a perfectly linear approach, because each project has its own unique workplace model and identity. But the design challenge, no matter what it is, will move through these three phases: Inspiration, Ideation, and Implementation.


In this phase, we will learn how to better understand your people and the environment. We will observe your work-lives, undertake surveys, interviews, and workshops, hear your hopes and dreams, pains and fears, barriers and uncertainties, and get smart on your challenge.

Here we will make sense of everything that we have heard and observed, generate a list of top pain points and goals to solve. Create lots of ideas, identify opportunities for design and test, refine your solutions.

We now bring your hopes and dreams to life, we figure out how to get ideas to become a reality and how to maximize the impact on employees’ welfare and life-experience and business performance.


  • Puts employees at the heart of the strategy process and therefore guarantees outstanding employee experiences
  • Targets and solves your organisations pain points and actions them quicker.
  • Mitigates risk and uncertainty of outcome.
  • Creates a bespoke workplace model based on your needs.
  • Results in a high-performance business.
  • Increases productivity and profitability.
  • Improves health & well-being.
  • Minimize organisation and real estate costs.
  • Reduces Absenteeism.
  • Creates an employee experience center rather than the traditional office concept.
  • Helps you towards your sustainability targets.

The results from undergoing a bespoke workplace strategy combined with our human-centered design process will undoubtedly create a high-performance business and guarantee outstanding employee experiences!


The Data and Human-Centered Design process is awesome, and I would honestly recommend it to any business. It’s transformed our office into an embodiment of our culture, values, and Sorted DNA. We’re all about the wellbeing of our employees – and now we have an environment that totally caters to their needs. Cube 8 Studio have made us proud to call it our home away from home.

Vicky Pritchard _people director @

If you want advice and support in putting together a strategy for change and shaping your workplace, we’re here to help.

We can assist you with gathering and analysing essential information, applying this data to strategic planning, and putting together a workplace user strategy document that will sell the concept to decision-makers in your organisation.

This is ONLY for people who are serious about creating outstanding employee experiences and high-performance organisations. Places are strictly limited. So click the link below and pick your date and timeslot now to avoid disappointment and secure your strategy session.

Claim Your Free No-Obligation 30 Minute Strategy Session Worth £150!


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