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Jul 14, 2020
Agile Working Chameleon Business Interiors
Designs for New Ways of Working
As the world of work evolves, offices are becoming more representative of the diversity of people,
technology and the agility of modern working life.
With five royal openings, an enviable client list and a culture for creating innovative office interior design,
Chameleon have been designing and refurbishing offices since 1998 and even in that short period of time, how we work, how technology has affected how we work and the
demands of a smaller agile world has completely changed how we consider office space.
The conventional nine-to-five structure has practically disappeared. The new digital office combines elements of domestic, retail and commercial architecture and design.
We are not just changing appearance and the structure of the office, but the nature of the work itself.
Workspace design should be at the heart of any
Future office design should no longer be seen as a bolt-on service.
For many years, businesses have viewed office and building design as something to think about after everything else. This is no longer the case.
Workplace design is integral to any business plan, because of its impact on the way people work.
Productivity, successful business process, and strategy go hand in hand with the work
environment. Strategically led design positively influences businesses’ success and future
Generation “Y” in the UK
• Embracing Digital Technology • Social harmony to individuality • Personal growth > job security • Teamwork into collaboration • Higher expectations
The Changing Workplace
Higher Utilisation = more people per desk
2010 = 1.1 people : 1 desk 2016 = 1.8 people : 1 desk Moving in to a new building meant that SGS had a blank canvas for their office
The design makes the most of the large open spaces, incorporating many collaborative working spaces to keep up with the latest trends and allowing agile working for their
Staff are now communicating with each other more efficiently and they are
speaking to people they didn’t even know they worked with. It’s created a nice
atmosphere in the work place and a positive office culture. The perfect outcome.”
Why do organisations need to optimise their space?
• Pressure to become leaner • Reduce real estate holdings • Maximise existing space • 40-60% of desks utilised • Accomodate new ways of working
• Work: an activity, not a place • Performance over attendance • Relationships, not hierarchies • Innovation over bureaucracy • People over property
A Holistic Approach
Organisation Corporate Ideas (Direction and Objectives)
Management Culture (Inclusion, Trust) Operational Culture (Getting Things Done)
Relationship with Managers
People Role and Responsibilities (Personal Control) Personal (Experience, Training, Motivation)
Reward (Salary and Work Contract) Work/Life (Flexibility, Autonomy)
External (Home life, Well being, Cost of living)
Systems Resourcing (People, Workload)
Team Structure/ Dynamics (Formal/ Informal) Systems and Internal Processes
Support for Individual/ Group Working
Places Workstation (Ergonomics)
Space (Layout, Social Space) Services (Facilities, Cleaning, Security)
Environment (Temperature, Light, Noise)
WORKPLACE STRATEGY FACTORS
Connect People to People Connect People to Technology
• Easier access to information • Facilitate information and ideas sharing
Collaboration Fuels Innovation
Work is conducted through networks - who you know, who you trust.
Group intelligence outperforms individual intelligence.
• Access to diversity of experience and skills
• Getting to ideas faster • Building motivation • Staying competetive
The distinction between working and socialising
spaces is becoming increasingly blurred as office design takes cues
from lounges and cafes in an effort to create more
enticing environments for workers.”
It’s easier to reach business goals with more effective people than it is with cheaper space.
People: A Strategic Asset
The workplace is an important strategic asset. Facilities are about balancing efficiency of space
and effectiveness of people.
Turnover - costs = profit
People: A Strategic Asset
• Fast decision making • Improvement in attraction and
retention • Speed to market • Better communication • Enhanced reputation • Innovation
What are they all worth?
Imagine if knowledge travelled as quickly as a rumour...
Office design that is more reflective of its people
can have a much bigger impact on productivity and performance than training
• Variety of Spacing • Team Space • Agile Workstations • “Retreats” • Flexible Meeting Rooms • Communal Space • Amenities • Efficient Adjacencies
C4DI helps tech companies grow, and traditional businesses innovate. Central to
this is how our space can be used effectively by a whole range of organisations from small businesses to global companies. Chameleon
completely understood our aims and designed and delivered a space for us that
really sets us apart. We are delighted with the results.”
John Connolly Co-founder
Informal, Public and Multi-use Space
• Meeting Areas • Corridors • Pantries • Lounges and Recreation
People differ, tasks differ and workstyles differ. A flexible range of activity based settings supports and
adapts to diverse needs.
Offices must reflect the personalities of the people working in them to get the best results.”
Space is an icon of a brand, reflecting and demonstrating the organisation’s
ethos and culture.
Brand = your reputation
= the people who build it
Can you live your brand without living in your brand?
What We Do
Interior design Fit out
Furniture supply and install Project management
Fit out finance Consultancy and audit
Why Choose Chameleon?
Offices are more than a place to work – they are a business asset which must communicate, inspire and engage. A well designed, stimulating workplace is a
powerful tool to help you make the right impression with clients, attract top people, encourage staff to
produce their best work and optimise your work space to increase productivity.
Chameleon is a leading provider of tailored commercial interior design, fit-out and furniture. Passionate about
interiors and their impact on business performance our trusted team focus on understanding the culture, processes,
and people within a business.
We’re experts in agile workspaces and the benefits these can bring to your business efficiency. A thorough analysis means we can provide you with optimal use of space, light, materials
and services, and provide workplace solutions to fully support and enhance your culture, now and in the future.
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