The Science of Workplace Design.™
The Science of Workplace Design.™

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Linking workplace performance and people performance together.


For over three decades Harmsen Tilney Shane has investigated the links between the performance of workplaces and the performance of the people who use them. By working closely with our clients, we uncover the underlying drivers for their workplace transformation, and deliver high performing work environments that achieve their objectives.

Our analytical, evidence-based approach to design has given us an unrivalled body of research and insight into the workplace. Our research tools deliver a comprehensive evaluation of your workplace’s performance, providing a data-driven understanding of the way your organisation’s systems and processes operate.

Armed with this knowledge, we work alongside you to develop and hone your future workplace strategy, to support your organisation’s underlying drivers for success.

Workplace strategy.


The best workplaces are ones in which every aspect converges on the central goal of delivering improved organisational performance.


Using our data-orientated approach to workplace design, we help you to uncover the areas of greatest opportunity to improve your workplace’s and organisation’s performance.

We also uncover what success looks like for your organisation and subsequently design inspiring workplaces that support these objectives.



Our methodology is people-centric and data-driven above all else.

By putting your people at the heart of the process, combined with a commitment to a measurable approach to workplace design, we deliver environments that fit seamlessly with your organisation and for the people who work within them.

Reinforced by our research and data, our aim is to provide a coherent, long-term workplace strategy that aligns with your organisational strategy.

A holistic approach to workplace performance.

The value of a proactive workplace strategy in driving your business forward.


Companies that lead the way in innovating the way they work understand the key role a proactive workplace strategy plays in driving the performance of an organisation and the individuals within it.

Staying ahead in a crowded market often requires incremental changes in performance that multiply to drive significant competitive advantage. Workplace optimisation achieves this by calibrating your spaces and the tools and technologies they contain, to best support your people and processes.

A proactive workplace strategy is one that takes a systematic approach to analysing your business processes and the extent to which your current workplace supports them.

Bridging the gaps in workplace performance.


We enable you to identify areas where there is a gap between current and potential performance, which in turn enables you to understand the opportunity to move your business forward.

Closing these gaps is the driving principle of an effective workplace strategy, enabling you to maximise your potential, driving significantly enhanced business performance.

A holistic workplace strategy examines the interaction of people, processes, places, and technologies in achieving your business goals and seeks to better align all these elements to create a system that removes all barriers and bottlenecks to the flow of work.

This robust, evidence-based approach is the overarching principle that informs all of Harmsen Tilney Shane’s workplace consultancy services. By never losing sight of the bigger picture, we ensure that every service we offer contributes directly to improved productivity, enhanced efficiency, and reduced costs, ultimately driving business performance and profitability.


Where next?



Workplace performance management.




Our knowledge.

Nick Fletcher, Managing Director, Workplace Strategist

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Our consultants work alongside you to map out your workplace landscape. Taking a strategic approach delivers high performing workplaces that are flexible and adaptable to your organisation’s future requirements.

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