JingHang Huang

Culture Centred Design

Ever thought about knocking 10 years off your age, taking on a totally different personality, finding a new job, and settling into a new role? Maybe you've always dreamed of becoming a CFO or trying your hand at IT support? Well, that was literally the experience of participants who attended this year's ICL City Conference. Facilitated by HLW's Senior Strategist Hannah Beveridge, attendees temporarily immersed themselves in new job titles and responsibilities to inform the planning of an imaginary workplace

Culture Centred Design

Some Guides for Healthy Change

HLW Approach to Change Management

Authored by Matthew Treibner, Matthew Weiss, and Amelia Saberwal, Illustrations by JingHang Huang

With the New Year comes change. Resolutions, aspirations, and fresh starts become quickly contagious as they spread from the general public through the front door of small and big businesses alike. As workplace strategists, we stand witness to these businesses as they cautiously navigate the tricky terrain of introducing new ideas and spaces into the workplace. And what has proven to be an even bigger challenge is the implementation of these changes in such a way that uplifts, rather than upheaves, the daily flow of business. All in all, we know it’s hard. To get you started off on the right foot we would like to give a sneak peak at some guides for healthy change.

Some Guides for Healthy Change

Positive Impacts Associated with the Open Office

Clients often ask us if flexible open plan workspace is effective.  While “effective” workspace means different things to different organizations, we have broadly discovered a number of benefits that an open office design can provide to a wide range of organizations.  We did our homework to see what other research has been done in the field.