In designing the workplace, WDG understands the tools and methods needed to create responsive spaces. Our teams maintain the sharp focus necessary throughout the design of corporate office workplaces, enabling them to empower their most important business asset, the worker. Underestimating the value in creating responsive workspaces can result in the loss of efficiency, therefore, negatively impact business goals and objectives.
Office space that supports and enhances an organization’s functional needs and business goals require the designers to fully understand both the operational needs and objectives of the business. This requires becoming thoroughly familiar with the quantitative aspects such as size, organizational interrelationships and functions of the various departmental elements, as well as the goals the new office design must accomplish to support and promote the current and future business objectives.
High-quality workplace design requires a balance between company image, fiscal responsibility, and efficient functionality. As designers, our focus is to clearly understand the forces that impact business, such as an increasingly diverse workforce, changing economic climates and technologies, and how to create a working environment that blends these elements in such a way as to become an effective business tool. It is imperative this tool is flexible, attractive, and cost effective. It should support the new multi-generational workforce while being affordable and sustainable technically and environmentally.
Organizations today require flexible planning models, versatile mechanical and data-communication delivery systems, and diverse work space to respond to new and changing methods of working and the work force. The types of workspaces in demand are diverse and range from high concentration enclosed offices to collaborative teaming environments and adaptable work areas.
Changing trends in technology have dramatically affected planning and workplace design. In order for these spaces to support a variety of environmental needs of multi-generational workers, they must fully incorporate current technology. This will enable them to become dynamic and efficient spaces while positively impacting business goals.