Life at Workspace
Life at Workspace
Workspace's growth and customer-centric approach is possible because of our focus on attracting, retaining and developing the right talent. We know that Workspace has a distinct culture and set of behaviours that drive the success of the business, and we strongly believe in the clear competitive advantage gained from employing a diverse workforce.
An articulated culture creates a common feeling of identity and direction, helping motivate teams and enhance decision-making. This is why we carried out workshops encompassing more than 100 employees to gather staff insights on our internal culture. Everyone agreed Workspace has an enthusiastic, inclusive and caring culture, and we synthesised these insights into four key values (see below).
We have developed a programme of frequent business updates, allowing our Executive team to field questions via live stream. Annual employee surveys assess engagement and where we can make improvements to the business.
Regular, colourful internal news via our intranet and Microsoft Teams, as well as a monthly email newsletter called The Wrap, ensure our teams stay engaged, motivated and well-informed.
Our dyamic culture means employee retention and loyalty is high, and employees have the opportunity to build their careers with us. Know Your Stuff is one of our key values, and we place a lot of importance on providing training and development opportunties to all our employees.
Health and wellbeing
One of the priorities of our internal culture is the health and wellbeing of our employees. Throughout each year, we organise mental health sessions across our sites. We have introduced a wellbeing policy and trained staff to spot the signs of, and support those experiencing, mental health problems.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have introduced extensive measures at our business centres to protect staff and customers from Covid-19, including enhanced cleaning regimes, screens, social distancing markings and oneway systems.
We encourage our employees to support our charity fundraising activities - currently for our partner Single Homeless Project. However we also support those who want to carry out individual fundraising throughout the year.
Case study: suki aweys
Suki has completed the Association for Project Management (‘APM’) accredited ‘Advanced Professional Certificate in Construction Project Management’, a structured programme focusing on Project Management processes in the construction industry. Next, Suki will sit the APM Project Professional Qualification (‘PPQ’) exam to qualify.
"The syllabus has helped develop my strategic thinking. As PMs, we can get very focused on the project itself but I am starting to consider the bigger picture and understand the value of business plans and stakeholder management.” Suki Aweys, Senior Project Manager