02   DARE Design

Growing uncertainty means that accurate, secure prediction of the factors that will impact your business is a thing of the past. The future is “uncharted.”5

Workspace
Strategy

The global COVID Pandemic has given businesses a crash course in uncertainty and unpredictability in this “age of crises” the old approach of forecast, plan & execute no longer works. Business leaders are faced with a choice, “Be super short term – or think in a completely different way.” When it comes to your workspace, it is difficult to take a short-term view when you have to commit to an office lease for many years, doing so can be daunting when you have no idea what the future holds.

At Dare thinking differently is our specialty and we can help you define a long-term strategy for your workspace that has built-in flexibility to allow your workspace to adapt and support your business as it faces changes of course and ventures into uncharted territory.
Working with the Dare team to create a workspace strategy will help your organization to:
define your business and workspace needs in the face of new world challenges.
define employee expectations to support talent attraction and retention.
learn to accept and feel more comfortable with change.

Working with the Dare team to create a workspace strategy will help your organization to:

  • define your business and workspace needs in the face of new world challenges.
  • define employee expectations to support talent attraction and retention.
  • learn to accept and feel more comfortable with change.
  • think creatively and experiment to scenario plan how your space can adapt and cope.
  • provide context to enable you to make long-term strategic choices with confidence.
  • strategise for a flexible, sustainable, innovative and evolving workplace.

At Dare, we have the imagination to think differently about the future and help you strategise for possibilities you may not yet have considered.

5Margret Heffernan

Involving your employees in the design of your workplace can result in a productivity increase of up to 32%.6

Employee
Engagement

You, the business leaders and employees are the experts in what you do and know best what you need to ensure high-quality creative output that is delivered effectively and efficiently. The workspace should support this and so the involvement of your people in the creation of a workspace is essential for its success.

Are your employees happy with your office, is it a place they choose to spend their time? We can help you ensure that working in the office is the preferred workspace choice of your employees. We do this through a process of consultation and engagement.

Recognising that every business is as unique as its employees, our process will be tailored to your specific objectives.

Our employee engagement service can assist you to make informed decisions in relation to the workspace and create a workspace that delivers more for your business and people by:

  • understanding your employees’ needs, wants and expectations
  • empowering your employees to make comments and suggestions
  • enhancing employees’ sense of worth within the organisation
  • increasing loyalty and commitment
  • addressing rising expectations for autonomy, choice and control
  • instigating sensible changes that benefit your people and business
  • encouraging people to understand, accept or even drive positive change
  • reducing frustration and stress to increase productivity and creativity
  • reducing attrition and increasing motivation
  • contributing to a positive workspace culture

by engaging with your people, we can help you to create a happier and healthier working environment where your employees will choose and love to work.

6University of Exeter

When it comes to the effect on workplace happiness,
the ability to work from home made a difference of 12%
to happiness levels but design outstripped this by a
huge 21%.7

Workspace
Design

At Dare, we have long understood the importance of workspace design on the mood of the occupants. 93% of employees believe that they are more productive and creative when they are happy.8 It is our mission to eradicate soul-destroying workspaces and replace them with spaces that provide great employee experiences, promoting both happiness and wellbeing.

Singapore has the lowest employee retention rate in the Asia-Pacific region at 53% in 2022. Replacing an employee can cost your business between six to nine months’ salary. In turn, it can severely affect the productivity and morale of your remaining employees.

Employee happiness is now a leading organisational priority. Yet Few offices have been intentionally designed to support this or any specific organizational priorities.9 At Dare, we do things differently. We work with you to determine your priorities and our designs respond accordingly.

We blend design with your business goals and hard data gathered from your employees to:

  • solve your business problems, including expensive operating costs, dispersed workforce and staff turnover
  • position your business so that new talent wants to work for you and clients want to do business with you
  • overcome workspace challenges, like poor space utilisation, negative experiences, employee frustrations and lack of culture and community
  • integrate technological advancements to improve hybrid working
  • curate a unique workspace experience to inspire employees to do their best work
  • create a unique workspace that will flex and evolve as your business needs grow and change.

We don’t believe that good design must cost more we see cost as simply an integral part of the equation but “If you think good design is expensive, you should look at the cost of bad design.”

7Office Genie survey
8GCUC report 2019
9McKinsey & Company
10Dr. Ralph Speth

02
DARE Design

Growing uncertainty means that accurate, secure prediction of the factors that will impact your business is a thing of the past.
The future is “uncharted.”5

The global COVID Pandemic has given businesses a crash course in uncertainty and unpredictability in this “age of crises” the old approach of forecast, plan & execute no longer works. Business leaders are faced with a choice, “Be super short term – or think in a completely different way.” When it comes to your workspace, it is difficult to take a short-term view when you have to commit to an office lease for many years, doing so can be daunting when you have no idea what the future holds.

At Dare thinking differently is our specialty and we can help you define a long-term strategy for your workspace that has built-in flexibility to allow your workspace to adapt and support your business as it faces changes of course and ventures into uncharted territory.
Working with the Dare team to create a workspace strategy will help your organization to:
define your business and workspace needs in the face of new world challenges.
define employee expectations to support talent attraction and retention.
learn to accept and feel more comfortable with change.

Working with the Dare team to create a workspace strategy will help your organization to:

  • define your business and workspace needs in the face of new world challenges.
  • define employee expectations to support talent attraction and retention.
  • learn to accept and feel more comfortable with change.
  • think creatively and experiment to scenario plan how your space can adapt and cope.
  • provide context to enable you to make long-term strategic choices with confidence.
  • strategise for a flexible, sustainable, innovative and evolving workplace.

At Dare, we have the imagination to think differently about the future and help you strategise for possibilities you may not yet have considered.

5Margret Heffernan

Involving your employees in the design of your workplace can result in a productivity increase of up to 32%.6

You, the business leaders and employees are the experts in what you do and know best what you need to ensure high-quality creative output that is delivered effectively and efficiently. The workspace should support this and so the involvement of your people in the creation of a workspace is essential for its success.

Are your employees happy with your office, is it a place they choose to spend their time? We can help you ensure that working in the office is the preferred workspace choice of your employees. We do this through a process of consultation and engagement.

Recognising that every business is as unique as its employees, our process will be tailored to your specific objectives.

Our employee engagement service can assist you to make informed decisions in relation to the workspace and create a workspace that delivers more for your business and people by:

  • understanding your employees’ needs, wants and expectations
  • empowering your employees to make comments and suggestions
  • enhancing employees’ sense of worth within the organisation
  • increasing loyalty and commitment
  • addressing rising expectations for autonomy, choice and control
  • instigating sensible changes that benefit your people and business
  • encouraging people to understand, accept or even drive positive change
  • reducing frustration and stress to increase productivity and creativity
  • reducing attrition and increasing motivation
  • contributing to a positive workspace culture

by engaging with your people, we can help you to create a happier and healthier working environment where your employees will choose and love to work.

6University of Exeter

When it comes to the effect on workplace happiness,
the ability to work from home made a difference of 12%
to happiness levels but design outstripped this by a
huge 21%.7

At Dare, we have long understood the importance of workspace design on the mood of the occupants. 93% of employees believe that they are more productive and creative when they are happy.8 It is our mission to eradicate soul-destroying workspaces and replace them with spaces that provide great employee experiences, promoting both happiness and wellbeing.

Singapore has the lowest employee retention rate in the Asia-Pacific region at 53% in 2022. Replacing an employee can cost your business between six to nine months’ salary. In turn, it can severely affect the productivity and morale of your remaining employees.

Employee happiness is now a leading organisational priority. Yet Few offices have been intentionally designed to support this or any specific organizational priorities.9 At Dare, we do things differently. We work with you to determine your priorities and our designs respond accordingly.

We blend design with your business goals and hard data gathered from your employees to:

  • solve your business problems, including expensive operating costs, dispersed workforce and staff turnover
  • position your business so that new talent wants to work for you and clients want to do business with you
  • overcome workspace challenges, like poor space utilisation, negative experiences, employee frustrations and lack of culture and community
  • integrate technological advancements to improve hybrid working
  • curate a unique workspace experience to inspire employees to do their best work
  • create a unique workspace that will flex and evolve as your business needs grow and change.

We don’t believe that good design must cost more we see cost as simply an integral part of the equation but “If you think good design is expensive, you should look at the cost of bad design.”

7Office Genie survey
8GCUC report 2019
9McKinsey & Company
10Dr. Ralph Speth