Hotdesking and flexible office arrangements have been appearing throughout the workplaces of numerous corporate giants of late. Credit Suisse the global swiss bank is the most recent to enter into the flexible working arena, their Zurich office space aimed to implement a dynamic environment whereby no-one had a fixed assigned desk space. They wanted to increase “smart working” which focuses on using technology to foster flexibility and increased working preferences. To add to that the offices, designed by Camenzind Evolution, look absolutely stunning! It’s nice to see large corporations embracing the benefits of hotdesking and implementing it via a design led approach.
More and more companies are adopting agile working arrangements, we recently saw how Microsoft embraced coworking in Amsterdam, now it is the turn of Unilever in Switzerland. The offices were designed by Camenzind Evolution, the ethos behind it being that the company doesn’t care where the work is done, as long as it gets done. As we know, one of the benefits of coworking and hotdesking is that is can reduce overheads. In Unilever’s case adopting an agile workplace saved it about 40% on real estate overheads. It seems that hotdesking and agile working is no longer a thing of the future, not only does it increase employee satisfaction, it also makes business sense. Here at eOffice we’re glad this trend is going from strength to strength, if you’d like to learn more about how you can take advantage of hotdesking and coworking check out our main website to see what we have to offer.
The offices of the logistics company Cargo were recently redesigned by Group8 studios. The office uses a mix of open plan space and old cargo containers. The containers are scattered throughout, providing various areas for meetings, private work and conferences. The eclectic nature of the containers is counterbalanced by the utilisation of white in the open areas and simple office furniture. Aside from the novelty of placing containers within a logistics company’s place of work, the area is extremely well designed. The office simultaneously provides an open fresh environment in which to work, but also ensuring that productivity is not hindered when privacy or discretion is necessary.
The offices were designed by Group8, with the team in charge of this project including; Christophe Pidoux, Christian Giussoni, Richard Fulop and Marco Neri. The concept was developed in collaboration with the Spanish office furniture manufacturer Dynamobel.
[Pictures via Group8]