Strategy Plus (formerly DEGW) is a strategic business practice within AECOM.
Our strategists enable clients to understand and capitalize on a vital dynamic that drives organizational performance; the relationship between people and the design of physical place.
Our work demonstrates that policy and other changes involving people and place can deliver tangible and sustainable business value. Solutions are derived through rigorous and clearly structured evidence and from our ability to really listen to the aspirations, strategic needs and practical commercial concerns of our clients.
AECOM's Strategy Plus group combines research, strategy, and spatial concepts for occupants, designers and owners. Our approach is informed by a deep understanding of the changing nature of working and learning globally, regionally, and locally, and is applied across a range of sectors — corporate workplaces, government workplaces, learning and research environments, and healthcare environments.
As renowned thought leaders in the strategic use of place for over 30 years, Strategy Plus continues to develop solutions that generate sustainable business value.
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With the SMART Working program, GSK sought to create a work environment where ideas would flow more freely, decisions would be reached faster and the environment would act as a catalyst to enabling its strategic priorities.
AECOM's Strategy Plus team won a competition in 2011 to design a small meeting space in the current Group M building. This led to the team being appointed to design and improve other areas within their office building.
The 57 Building is Heinz’s new state of the art Innovation centre in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. AECOM developed a new workplace strategy, interior design and change management programme for the facility.
Strategy Plus developed an integrated end-to-end process for Microsoft’s Sales, Marketing, and Services Group that allows project delivery teams to create a progressively more accurate space program for each office as its project unfolds.
Strategy Plus helped NSN reach their goals of right-sizing their portfolio and creating one organization from two distinct cultures (Nokia and Siemens) to better support people.
Strategy Plus were engaged to develop a strategic brief and design for Rolls-Royce's new office environment, piloted by the Trent XWB-97k programme in Derby, U.K.
AECOM's Strategy Plus team was commissioned to create a workplace strategy for National Grid in Warwick, U.K., that reflected their work styles and could increase collaboration and knowledge sharing across the business.
AECOM is now three years into its partnership with UBS to develop a comprehensive workplace concept, delivering services including office space planning, research change management and staff communication.