Achieving Change

We thrive on change. Making positive changes to working environments is at the heart of space-pod, but conceptualising change and delivering change are not the same thing.

Much like coming up with a New Year’s resolution, conceptualising a positive change can be exciting, inspiring and conducive to improving your life. However, reportedly, just 8% of people see their resolutions through to reality.

Clearly then, where we struggle is practicing what we preach…

Considering that we spend our days at space-pod managing change, we thought we would reveal the steps we take to ensure that creative ideas become realities, and not unrealised dreams.

Step 1. Analysis of Needs: If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. By categorising your upcoming change into sections, we can tick off exactly how we get from A to B, and ensure that nothing trips us up on our way to getting there. Breaking what seems like an enormous task down into bite size chunks ensures that you’re not left overwhelmed.

Step 2. Visualisation: You’re much more likely to accelerate towards the summit of a mountain if you can see it. Designing a visual representation of proposed changes is pivotal to our process, providing a united vision for both us and our clients. This step can be malleable until everyone is pleased. The best way to ensure this is transparency, collaboration and communication.

Step 3. Detail: Once the ball is rolling, there can be increased levels of detail to add to the visual image established in Step 2. This quite literally brings the proposed change to life ahead of it being completed. This provides every encouragement to achieve your desired change.

Step 4. Delivery: Now all the steps are laid out ahead of you, all you need to do is follow them. Constant communication between all stake holders (client, designers, those who the change will be effecting) helps to unify all channels in achieving the end goal. Further to this, it ensures that any problems encountered can be overcome swiftly and without interrupting momentum.

Step 5. Enjoy and review: Once the change has been completed, enjoy it! Make sure you make the most out of what you have achieved. After this, think back to all the steps and evaluate what the most and least enjoyable elements where – these are all learning points for evoking future change.

There you have it, our steps to bridging the gap between idea and reality. From all of us at space-pod, we wish you a very Happy New Year!

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Jon joined space-pod with a background in the geography of people (yes, there is such a thing) and is passionate about celebrating individuals as the beating heart of working environments and corporate purpose. From carrying out workplace audits (how people operate and interact in their workspace) to project management and writing blogs: Jon is an advocate of the frictionless workspace evolution.

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