Kinnarps Next OfficE

START YOUR WORKPLACE CHANGE PROJECT ON THE RIGHT TRACK

How it works    Interested in Next Office®?

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.

WHY CONSULTATION?

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.

Next Office® promises the following:

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

WHAT DOES NEXT OFFICE CONSIDER?

The programme focuses on ensuring these three key drivers all work in harmony:

PEOPLE
Inclusive design encouraging a positive workplace culture, embracing diversity and personal choice.

SPACE
Effective use of space and a dynamic range of furniture, allowing the workforce to be productive, as well as embracing aesthetics and ergonomics

TECHNOLOGY
Digital solutions supporting the ability to work in an agile environment

How does it work?

Next Office® is a simple five-step process, completed over a three to six-month period:

VISION-SETTING WORKSHOPS

We hear from a select group of your leadership and employees, guiding them through a series of creative exercises to understand what ideal looks like for them

 

WAYS OF WORKING SURVEYS

We hear from the wider organisation on what their current working habits look like and how they would prefer to work, given more choice in the future

 

STRATEGIC REPORT

We play back our findings in a visual report, including analysis and recommendations for your future workspace

 

SOLUTION MAPPING

We install and assemble your new environment, ensuring that staff recognise the link to the project ambitions and their stated preferences

 

IMPLEMENTATION

We install and assemble your new office, ensuring that each member of staff is given the necessary instruction

 

WHAT WILL THE END RESULT LOOK LIKE?

It looks different for every office. Many will move to a more agile workspace with some remaining more traditional in their approach’.

WHO HAS BENEFITED FROM NEXT OFFICE?

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)

IS THIS COST-EFFECTIVE FOR MY ORGANISATION?

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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