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Floor Plans

Kick off your creative process by exploring an example Floor Plan from Haworth — inspired by a variety of workplace research topics.

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Organic Space

Design projects are often an educated guess about the future—they are planned with assumptions about what activities and technology might look like five to eight years ahead. Often, due to the cost of reconfiguration, the resulting space remains unchanged for a long while.

We suggest an “organic” metaphor to create a space that is aligned with the organization’s strategy, evolve the space as it “senses” the need for change, and sustain the improvements over time and in alignment with the organizational culture.

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Workstyles

Employees represent more than 80% of a company’s overall investments. It’s essential they have the tools they need to become more effective. Understanding the workforce needs can lead to the development of a strategy that provides the right resources--space, furniture, and equipment--to optimize worker satisfaction and workplace performance.

Our in-depth, scientific study of workstyles has led to the identification of four workstyle categories--Crew, Connector, Specialist, and Master. Click on the different work areas to learn more about each workstyle.

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Active Ergonomics

Active Ergonomics broadens the benefits of healthy productive workspace to include the entire work environment. Office work has fundamentally changed. For most people, the days of continuous heads-down work in a cubicle are a thing of the past. The daily work experience is now inseparable from technology use, and includes individual, group, and social interactions that occur in a widening range of space types. However, the scope of traditional office ergonomics is limited to individual work in the primary workspace.

The Active Ergonomics approach includes all work environments where social, interactive, and focused work is conducted. Active Ergonomics broadens the scope of influence of good ergonomics principles to the entire workplace—not just the primary workspace. It can help organizations create an overall environment that reduces health risks and increases the performance of people—wherever they may be working.

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