Research at Point One Architects has shown that there are three main components to workplace design that help transforms organizations. When combined, these components identify the essence of an organization, their DNA. Point One Architects believes that designs that address these 3 components has the power to drive change.
PURPOSE – Organizations that have a clear, larger purpose (that is shared by the team) tend to have higher performance results. Teams working together to reach shared goals perform better. Design can help tell the story of the organizations larger reason for being, their vision for the future, and the overall strategy to reach goals.
CULTURE – The core of any organization is its people. The shared beliefs and traditions of these people is what makes a culture. High preforming organizations shape their culture by instilling the right traditions. However, many companies do not understand culture and let it form organically, sometimes to its own detriment. We’ve all witnessed cultures of gossip, back-stabbing, and worse. Take control, design can help define organizational culture by providing the resources (spaces) to promote desired beliefs and actions.
PROCESS – Every organization performs a unique set of functions in accomplishing work. High performing organizations are optimizing their processes and using space to reinforce them. With the knowledge based economy, we find the desire for more collaboration and the need to be innovative. Space design can offer areas to promote these activities while at the same time offering areas to focus on heads down tasks. Design space to enhance your process, not hinder it.