How to effectively and cost-efficiently optimize the workplace

ISS Better Workplaces

Have you asked yourself if your workplace is being used efficiently?

Today many organisations face major structural challenges, and thereby develop a need to effectively and cost-efficiently change and re-contextualize workspaces, so they can match the needs and resources at any given time.

Building and workplace redesigns however, are both time consuming and heavy on the budget. Both factors also directly decrease the frequency of how often you can adapt your workspace to new business realities. Not to forget that these customizations do not even provide a guarantee that your employees will feel more productive in the new environment.

As a consquence there is a need for a more dynamic approach to the ways in which future workspaces can best support changing needs.

Working with mental models to optimize workplace behaviour

When optimizing the workplace, altering the physical frameworks is not the only option. By challenging the employee behaviour at work, organisation's use of available square meters can be optimised by 35% while also giving co-workers opportunities to access new facilities.   

Several studies have shown already that during a day, physical office space has 30 to 50 % vacant capacity.

Paradoxically individuals tend to believe that the access to meeting rooms and collaboration spaces is insufficient. Yet this is only due to the lack of knowledge of the actual spatial resources available. 

How we can change this around? The answer might lie in the concept called; The Mental Rebuild®.

The concept of Mental Rebuild® focuses on repurposing the existing space at work and rethinking the use of the current resources.

Mental Rebuild®  is focused on how spaces support actual work processes. Furthermore, it emphasizes optimization of the usage of square meters, and enables a more efficient and sustainable use of the resources at hand.

There is no doubt, that financially speaking it is beneficial to consider Mental Rebuild®  as a strategic and sustainable tool to reach organizational goals in a more flexible, cost-efficient and effective manner. 

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