The Office of the Future: New Work at Lindner
On the subject of the currently taking place ORGATEC – the leading trade fair for modern working environments – the topic of office equipment is again in the focus of attention. Lindner offers a wide range of individual solutions for the office of tomorrow.
Our working world is in a state of upheaval: the digital transformation, the flexibilisation of work concepts, the pandemic and megatrends such as artificial intelligence, ecology and individualisation are changing the needs of employees. More and more staff prefer home office or location-independent working, and some companies are literally perceiving an "escape from the office". In response, many employers are making savings on their workspaces.
Instead of deliberately neglecting office environments, employers should rather find out what is important to their employees: Despite the trend towards remote work, many colleagues appreciate a fixed location to pursue their work. Only the requirements for the design of workspaces have changed – away from the classic open-plan office towards an inspiring world of encounters.
Creating Solutions for Today and Tomorrow
The benefits of a new space should be perceptible for the employees. "The tangible added value and the special drive us in the conception and planning," says Gregor Kamps, Head of Interiors & Workplace Innovation. "The special is the distinctive, which breaks with the usual and enables the new. The special requires courage, because it has to see things in a new light. In the hard light of reason, when it comes to the details of function and their precise implementation. In the soft light of emotion, when it comes to designing a humanly inspiring working environment," adds Kamps. Understanding people and companies holistically and solving the needs of the time, that is New Office by Lindner.
New Work needs to make friends with the permanence of movement and adaptation. Flexible fit-out solutions that can be built and rebuilt in circular cycles create future-proof working and office worlds. "For us, New Work is planned solutions for the unpredictable. As a generalist, we overcome the commonplace and take the big leap," Kamps says.
Balancing Act between Communication and Quiet
In particular, the new generations Y and Z, who have grown up with digitalisation, have different needs regarding their workplaces than previous generations: They want more communication and social exchange as well as flexible retreat options. Outdated office concepts, unsuitable room layouts as well as aged infrastructures and long communication channels inhibit productivity and work quality. Modernising office environments can therefore not only increase performance and improve work results, but also help recruit new, especially younger staff.
What Employees Really Want
What exactly these working environments should look like is a question that preoccupies many employers. It is actually quite simple: just ask your colleagues! Companies that involve their own employees in the planning process show appreciation and can thus best respond to needs. Nevertheless, the results of the surveys are often similar: up-to-date IT equipment, a connection to the corporate culture, uncomplicated communication thanks to clever space planning, ergonomic office furnishings and a balance of communication zones and places of retreat.
Lindner as a Partner for Innovative Office Worlds
The Lindner Group offers its support in this area. The experts from the Workplace Innovation division search for new, attractive solutions for working environments on a daily basis. All influencing factors such as acoustics, room climate, light and sustainability are included in the planning process. Dedicated room-in-room systems act as suitable places of retreat, while acoustically optimised partition walls or ceilings enable pleasant communication. As a full-range supplier, Lindner not only accompanies its customers from the initial idea to the office interior fit-out, but also demonstrates cross-trade competence and many years of expertise. As a result, all products are coordinated with the customer's needs and with each other, which creates significant Add.Vantage for both employees and employers.