With so many challenges to consider and so many people to please, workplace change can be tricky to navigate.
Next Office® is a consultation programme, developed by Kinnarps, to help start workplace change projects on the right track.
New furniture alone is rarely the answer.
Whether you are looking to reduce your office footprint, modernise your workspace to attract new talent, or reconfigure to accommodate growth, there is benefit in taking a step back and considering your options.
Discover your optimal workplace
Open up new ways of working whilst meeting the needs of your employees
Ensure your employees’ voices are heard
Minimise resistance to change and get the buy-in needed to make it a success
The programme focuses on ensuring these three key drivers all work in harmony:
Inclusive design encouraging a positive workplace culture, embracing diversity and personal choice.
Effective use of space and a dynamic range of furniture, allowing the workforce to be productive, as well as embracing aesthetics and ergonomics
Digital solutions supporting the ability to work in an agile environment
Next Office® is a simple five-step process, completed over a three to six-month period:
It looks different for every office. Many will move to a more agile workspace with some remaining more traditional in their approach’.
We have run the Next Office® consultation programme with businesses across Europe. Here’s a selection:
“Kinnarps’ Next Office® process provided a valuable opportunity to engage with teams at an early stage, not only to explain the concept of agile working and activity based settings but to stimulate discussion, address concerns and gain buy-in. Using the data and information collected to inform the designs ensured we could be creative whilst reflecting the needs of different teams.”
Kirsty Toye, Workplace Strategy Delivery Manager (Surrey Police)
Yes. In fact, in the long-run, consultation will often save you money – ensuring you create a tailored workspace based on your employee’s actual needs and avoid the ‘dead ends’ of inefficient use of space or wasting funds on ineffective solutions. It provides ample return on investment.
Whilst there is of course a charge for Next Office®, we don’t believe you should have to pay exorbitant consultancy fees, so you may find our expertise is surprisingly affordable.
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Take a look at these articles and case studies to delve deeper into the value of consultation in the workplace design process.