Not having a clear vision and strategy fot the workplace. Too often, business leaders try to create an attractive work environment by pursuing a set of cool ideas like setting up a dazzling lounge area with a pool table and bean bags, and installing trendy artwork.

Mistake No. 4: Copying what other companies do

Photo: Matej Kolaković

Why this is important

There is no one right way of creating a high-performance work environment. Every organization is unique, and therefore needs a different kind of environment to thrive. 

Decision makers in workplace projects often try to follow ‘hot trends’ and copy what other companies do, without looking beyond the surface and trying to understand the relationship between the physical space and business performance. 

What works for one organization may not work for another. So implementing a design solution just because it is popular or has worked for another organization might actually put your project at risk.

What you need to know

Before starting the design process, it’s important to identify what makes your organization unique. How would you describe your company’s brand, values and culture? How is work done in your organization, and how do team members interact? Why do people want to work there? What motivates them, and what makes them proud?

By creating an office space that reflects the DNA of your company, and is tailored to users’ specific needs, you will help your people work more effectively, and will make them feel more at home in the workplace.

In addition, you’ll create an environment that celebrates what makes your company special. Bespoke, authentic workplaces tend to foster engagement and inspire innovation, and attract the right people and opportunities to the company.

Think through what design solutions would actually align with the personality of your company, support your business processes and work practices, and address people’s needs and expectations. Remember, trends go out of fashion quickly, but a workspace that is tailored to your company, and is loved and maintained, will remain current for a long time.

How Kragelj can help you

A workplace transformation project is a great opportunity to rethink ‘who’ your company is, and to identify what sort of environment would make a real home for your teams.

Through a series of conversations and workshops, we can assist you to create a detailed picture of your company’s ‘personality’, by looking into your organization’s purpose and culture, and exploring your team members’ interests, passions and work styles.

Furthermore, we can help you get clear on what high performance means to your organization, and provide you with design solutions that will bring out the best in your people.

Trends go out of fashion quickly, but a workspace that is tailored to your company’s needs, and is loved and maintained, will remain current for a long time.

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