With Sinead O'Toole, Sheffield Hallam University and Ian Ellison, 3edges
Sheffield Hallam University needed to develop an approach to help engage and consult with stakeholders when creating new learning and workplaces. A common challenge is how to ensure that staff are consulted in a meaningful way, feel valued and engage actively from the outset.
3edges and the University worked to co-create an innovative, scalable toolkit to use during the early stages of any project to achieve solid design brief, where project aims reflect strategic goals, and staff are engaged throughout the project. This is our story.
Ian Ellison, Director, 3edges: With 19 years’ experience spanning workplace and facilities management practice and education, Ian is passionate about the power of workplace to enable better business outcomes, and helps organisations make better decisions by thinking about their workplaces differently. Ian is co-founder of 3edges Workplace Ltd, host of the Workplace Matters podcast, and was a key contributor to The Stoddart Review’s ‘The Workplace Advantage’ report. Ian has written and presented on a wide range of workplace-related topics exploring the human and cultural elements of organisational and workplace change. For more information about 3edges visit http://www.3edges.co.uk
Sinead O'Toole, Future Spaces Manager, Sheffield Hallam University: Sinead spent 20 years in financial services, primarily in London, with a career that has included roles in banking operations, move management, project and change management. Having made the leap ‘up north’, Sinead joined Sheffield Hallam University in 2011 as part of the Estates team in the Facilities Directorate, quickly becoming a central figure in the university's work on learning spaces. Having completed her MBA in FM in 2016, including a dissertation exploring academic workspace, Sinead's motivation and passion has always been around changing work and learning places for the better, with a particular focus on people and engagement.