7 Factors of Great Office Design
we recently published an article in the Harvard Business Review about how we give clients a design language they can use to imagine a more strategic workplace. In the article we share two short case studies of our work with Adobe and Yodle and how we helped them create optimal work settings that support the needs of their people.
Living the Brand through Strategic Workplace Design
HLW Director of Strategy and Discovery Liz Burow led a lively panel discussion with several of our client partners: Eric Ho, Manager of Culture and Outreach at Capital One, Adam Lutz, Real Estate Project Executive at Google, Denise Burke, Eastern Regional Manager of Adobe, and Nico Curtis, a designer at Graham Hanson Design. The discussion covered a range of topics from new approaches to brand expression to identifying key components that contribute to a company’s overall brand. Note, broad discussion ideas, as well as participants’ specific comments, are included in this article.
9 Tips for Planning Great Workplace Amenities
As the battle rages over the merits (and demerits) of the open office, some of our savviest partners are focusing their energy on the spaces beyond workstations, offices, and conference rooms—what can be called “the third places.” To our minds, to refer to these spaces as amenities is a misnomer. Cafés and food service areas, training suites, and fitness centers are in reality necessities for the 21st century office, a critical part of keeping your teams happy, healthy, and engaged.
Change in Your Workplace
Demystifying Change Management at HLW's Round Table
Author: Mat Triebner, Senior Design Strategist
In an effort to foster a healthy discussion on relevant workplace themes, HLW established the Round Table Series. These events are an opportunity to bring together our clients and industry experts for informal, intimate conversations on trends in the workplace.
Last week marked the inaugural Round Table for 2015. Hosted by Steelcase at the company’s WorkLife Center in Manhattan, the evening event brought our clients, HLW team members, and new faces to the table for a lively chat on workplace change. The discussion took on the challenges and drivers of workplace change, including what tactics can help smooth the transition to a new workplace environment.
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.