Posts Tagged ‘trender’

Arbetsplatsen – en spegel av organisationen, både fysiskt och digitalt 

Posted on: februari 25th, 2019 by Jennie Johansson No Comments

I förra veckan hade vår arbetsplatsstrateg, Kati, förmånen att gästa Frame Awards och Fame Lab som jurymedlem och talare. Frame är världens ledande medievarumärke för interiör designers och arkitekter. Under Frame Awards utses årligen världens främsta interiördesign, i år hade över 1000 tävlingsbidrag skickats in. Nedan delar Kati spaningar från årets event.  

Funktionalitet, design som lyfter varumärket, natur och hållbarhet  

Den kategori som jag var med och bedömde handlade om arbetsplatser – både större och mindre kontor, samt co-workingkontor. Alla tävlingsbidrag bedömdes utifrån tre kategorier, funktion, innovation och kreativitet och värt att nämnas är att årets vinnare hade flera gemensamma nämnare. 

Arbetsplatsen. Office space showing modern officePhoto: Zooey Braun

Arbetsplatsen. Office space at Earthbox. Nature has been brought into the office. Wooden walls and a lot of green plants.Photo: Leonardo Mendez 

Arbetsplats. Coworking space madridPhoto: Daniel Torelló

För att inspireras ytterligare från några av världens främsta arbetsplatser hittar ni årets alla vinnare HÄR

Integrationen av det fysiska och digitala i interiördesign 

I den paneldiskussion jag deltog i diskuterade vi varför vi behöver teknik och hur vi kan implementera den i ännu större grad i interiördesign. Jag lyfte fram hur vi genom tekniken kan möjliggöra mer attraktiva, produktiva, effektiva och hållbara arbetsplatser. Det viktigaste är att utgå från syftet med den fysiska platsen/ytan som vi designar, vad är det vi vill uppnå? 

Medarbetare vill ha en bra arbetsplatsupplevelse

En arbetsplats bör först och främst handla om att engagera och möjliggöra för varje medarbetare att göra ett så bra arbete som möjligt. Medarbetare idag vill ha en bra arbetsplatsupplevelse och de vill att deras arbetsplats reflekterar organisationens varumärke och uppdrag på ett trovärdigt och inspirerande sätt. Digitalisering är av största vikt för alla bolag idag, därför måste det synas tydligt även på kontoret, och då inte bara i de ytor som visas upp för kunder och besökare.  

Jag bollar gärna tankar och vidare funderingar,
Kati Barklund, arbetsplatsstrateg
070-669 96 86 

Top 5 workplace trends

Posted on: februari 1st, 2019 by Jennie Johansson No Comments

As change and development has become a natural part of our everyday life, most organisations face associated challenges. The workplace plays a key role, both strategically and operationally, in staying competitive in today’s world. This blogpost summarises the top 5 workplace trends that are crucial in order to operate in a very complex and unpredictable world.

Work to learn – not learn to work

As tech becomes exponential, we need to foster exponential humanity. We need to start concentrating a lot harder on the things humans are good at and computers are not. According to the McKinsey Global Institute, a fifth of the world’s employees will be replaced by robots, AI, automation or similar in the near future. The World Economic Forum’s “Future of Jobs Report” (2018), estimates that not less than 54% of all employees need to be retrained and develop new competences by 2022.

We live in a more complex world and the only thing we know for certain, is that change is constant. We believe that organisations will focus more and more on development and relearning of skills for their employees. And in the recruitment process they will apply the mindset “seek for lifetime learners”.

New organisational structures

Organisations used to be designed for efficiency and were built around silos. As the world gets more and more connected, everyone is competing against each other, no matter industry and place. Today’s high performing organisations are replacing hierarchies with a network-based structure to support cooperation, engagement, innovation and adoptability. 94% of global organisations report that agile working methods and cooperation, are critical success factors to stay competitive (2).

We believe that the workplace needs to be designed to support new organisational structures by aligning both the physical and the digital and environment, as well as the cultural aspects. We need environments that allows us to act fast and work smarter.

More centralised and streamlined communication

Many workers are struggling with communication overload and increased stress during an average workday. Overflowing inboxes are a problem for many of us and we spend a large part of our day handling emails. The average worker spends as much as one day a week searching for internal information according to IDC. When we can’t find what we are looking for, we interrupt our colleagues, and usually we end up recreating information that already exists.

Many organisations are realising the importance of finding a single platform that unifies different systems, consolidates projects and relevant communication. A platform that ties activities to company goals and empowers employees to work effectively.

2 conference rooms with bright and fun colors. Happy office happy worker

Greater emphasis on work life integration

With all the digital tools that enable employees to work from anywhere, an adequate work-life integration will continue to be a dominant focus for many workers. According to the Randstad Employer Brand Research Report, a good work-life balance is one of the most important considerations that job candidates make when evaluating an organisation. A recent study of FTSE100 and the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index demonstrated that organisations that focus on health, engagement and wellbeing, can get as much as 10 times more back in value from their employees.

We see a trend in that organisations are adopting a holistic view of their employees, and in order to stay competitive, companies will need to prove to employees that health and wellbeing is a shared value.

Experience based offices

The real estate business is no longer about real estate, or at least it soon won’t be. The answer lies in the twin trends of the move from products to services and ownership to access. Increasingly we are moving to an almost post-consumer world, instead we are more interested in being provided with services, experiences and surprises.

Space, as a service, is the future of real estate. It’s not enough to provide a space that people want to come to, it needs to be tailored for the people that will operate within it. Organisations need to think about what experiences they want to offer their employees, customers and partners. The space will also be a crucial aspect in defining your brand – and your brand is what defines your values.

Footnote 1: Deloitte Human Capital Trends (2017), 2: Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends


The writer of this blogpost, Sofie Profit, is a workplace consultant at Tenant & Partner.
Don’t hesitate to contact her to find out more about trends and how to create Performing Workplaces®. 
+46 76 545 1719