The new office design reflects that company–Ã¢â€žÂ¢s brand and its core values, creating offices in which staff members have a sense of shared vision. But the new office design is more than a simple exercise in corporate identity; it–Ã¢â€žÂ¢s about using every surface to also create strong and effective color associations.
Traditional management practices put way too many barriers in front of employees. We’ve got to rethink our role as workplace professionals to focus our attention on leveraging human talent — on creating workplaces that enable people to be productive, to collaborate with each other, and to invent new ideas.
I believe we are sitting at an important crossroads in the life and evolution of the workplace. This crossroads offers us a route of change and opportunity that we cannot afford to ignore. These changes are fundamental and they have the potential to change everything. We should also not underestimate the effects of liberation driven by flexible information technology and a new generation of workers.
Today, far too often we still are inundated with wasting time, energy, and money by having \”â€œpeople waiting for materials and work waiting for people.–
LEAN construction can organize collaboration and improve our work process efficiency. It is one step in the right direction.
By Jennifer E. Klein, AIA, Principal, DBI Architects, Inc.
I believe that, as architects and designers, we must communicate and collaborate with our clients to understand their work style and effectively design for their culture. And throughout my experience, these three themes still resonate: (1) Cultural change needs to come from the top, (2) Form should follow function, and (3) Less is always more.
But what are your experiences telling you?