Workplace Strategy takes into account a company’s physical and virtual work environments, culture, business processes, technologies and other resources in order to encourage people to work in ways that support the organisation’s mission.
Our knowledge of building workplace strategies in alignment with the business and cultural goals of an organisation broadens our offer out beyond furniture and fit out specialisation. It means we can work alongside a business as an industry partner to create workspaces that meet current and future needs and ensure the product component adds value to the organisation.
We believe workspaces should address all aspects of an individual’s well-being, from physical and social to community and career wellness. We work to help create spaces that are thoughtful and dynamic, that not only serve as healthy places to work but that also promote healthy behaviours.
We are committed to helping our clients create and sustain a safe and secure work environment that ensures people’s well being.
Co-working is the engine of innovation. It’s a style of work that involves a shared working environment, sometimes an office, but the focus is on independent activity. Unlike in a typical office environment, those co-working are usually not employed by the same organization. This type of work style is typically attractive to work-at home professionals, independent contractors, or people who travel frequently and end up working in relative isolation. Co-working is the social gathering of a group of people who are interested in the synergy that can happen from working with talented people in the same space.
Our showrooms are set up as spaces to allow co-working; you can manage your work related activities from taking care of emails through to printing documents for a client presentation and hosting events.
We are committed to being an environmentally aware and sustainable organisation. From our facilities to how our product is packaged, well documented measures are put in place to track our carbon footprint. Through our design of workspaces we can help clients with more sustainable business practices as modern work systems reduce operational costs and with that the impact on resource used.
Haworth’s Shanghai factory is a zero landfill facility with Greenguard, LEED and AFRDI certifications and all standard products have had their carbon footprint measured.
Need a little help working out how to optimise your floor plate? We are able to undertake space planning as part of our workspace strategy offering. You can align your vision and design ideas to really understand how your space will perform once it’s filled with people and furniture solutions.
It’s an opportunity to take risks and trouble shoot challenging areas in order to eliminate ineffective use of space once a project is delivered.
As part of our space planning solution, we can provide you with 3D renders of your floor plate to really determine that critical decision making is supporting the goals of your organisation. We can populate renders with product and people in order for you to create ideal layouts and combinations of solutions.
This is a valuable opportunity to transfer your vision to reality and work through a multitude of options prior to project completion.
A key driver of the success of a workplace strategy is the change management component. You can’t just reimagine your office space and expect your people to adopt a new way of working if they don’t understand it or can’t see value in it.
Beautiful furniture and modern layouts that support new ways of working are meaningless if the humans inhabiting the space don’t utilise it. We can work alongside your organisation to co-design an approach to transitioning individuals, teams, and work groups to a desired future state.