The journey from the traditional office to various forms of alternative working is causing tremendous change in workplace design and strategy. People now have more choice over where, when and how to work. These changes impact organisational culture and increase the focus on creating well-designed spaces where people desire to work; creating spaces that encourage movement and provide support for their specific work activities.
Organisations strive to harness the full potential of their workforce by bringing people together to engage, create and innovate. Work-settings need to be customised to how organisations work today and be flexible to be reconfigured for future needs. Consideration of purpose, technology, visual and acoustic privacy gives rise to creating productive workspaces that achieve business goals that adapt to change over time. We call this Organic Workspaces.
It is important to understand an organisation’s workplace culture and ensure work-settings support how people need and want to work.
Places are ‘sticky’ workspaces that people gravitate toward and allows for the opportunity of creativity and innovation.
No two organisations are alike. There are endless possibilities on the spectrum from traditional to ‘agile’ workspaces.
To design effective spaces, organisations increasingly need access to relevant data to understand how people are working and what the future workspace needs to look like. Haworth Analytics createsSmart Furniture to provide real-time data to with insights and information on current utilization and effectiveness of design. It helps make business decisions on work-settings that support an organisation’s culture.
Acoustic strategies provide passive absorbing for destination-focus spaces or in collaborative spaces. Space design should give consideration to use of vertical acoustic wall panels, screens and light coverings to reduce lateral sound reflections as well as the use of new composite materials that support sound dampening.
Haworth is more than an office furniture manufacturer. From floor to ceiling, and wall to wall, our mix of products offers you endless options for transforming your space as your needs evolve.
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