The top 5 issues affecting interior design today
Interior design is undergoing its most drastic transformation since the sustainable design revolution of the 1990s. Advances made in creative methods, the application of data, neuroscience and health, and building performance are demanding new interior design leadership.
Designers who have mastered the skills to create functional and beautiful spaces are reshaping the interior landscape, from historic preservation and adaptive re-use to innovation in newly constructed spaces to meet the needs of changing working-and-living prototypes. Design entrepreneurs have moved the delivery of their services into cyberspace and are practicing their profession in a mobile, connected community.
Stegmeier Consulting’s Insight…
Functionality is just one of many aspects being taken into consideration in today’s contemporary office designs. No longer does a phyical workplace exist solely as a place for employees to “do work”. Instead, organizations are increasingly using workplace designs to trumpet who they are, what they do, and what they stand for.
A common theme is the use of branding within the workplace. Designs that relate back to a company’s product or service engage employees and enthrall visitors. We highlighted Coca-Cola’s Toronto headquarters in a recent article, but similar approaches can be seen in workplaces such as CSX, NPR, and Goodyear Tire.
At the end of the day, however, interior designers will be pressed to answer why their new concept is in fact more efficient and will allow for increased productivity – even if one of the goals of the project was to decrease the amount of needed space!
It is at this juncture where Stegmeier Consulting Group can provide our knowledge and 20 years of experience working with organizational change initiatives to prepare and train individuals to effectively use their new environment. We serve as an insurance policy of sorts for design firms and corporations to make sure new workspaces are being used correctly, and that productivity does not drop during or after the transition. If your organization is interested in partnering with Stegmeier Consulting Group for these purposes, or is in need of assistance in selecting the proper design firm for your workplace strategy, contact us.
Stegmeier Consulting Group can assist with a wide range of challenges involved in implementing a workplace change initiative. Contact us to find out how our services can help your organization.
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