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Partly due to the good experience with working from home during the Corona epidemic, it has become a challenge for many entrepreneurs to get employees back to the office. The advantage of not having travel time and more flexibility in organizing your working day means that many employees prefer working from home to a day at the office. How can you entice employees to come to the office anyway?

Development of a 'club-like' office concept in the old Melkhal






BDO Accountants


First of all, by making good decisions together about what is most attractive, practical and efficient for the organization and its employees. After all, employees are the capital of many companies and they contribute to the success of the company. And for many companies it is valuable that employees are in the office a few days a week; for knowledge transfer, team building, collaboration and celebrating successes together, etc. Then offering an inviting, inspiring working environment, of course in addition to the location and good accessibility (public transport) of the office. A well-designed working environment is attractive to employees and relations; there is a variety of work and consultation places in an inviting environment where everything is right; a correct and healthy indoor climate; good acoustics; sufficient privacy, innovative, sustainable, lots of greenery and of course attention must also be paid to the inner person. M+R has extensive experience in creating the right working environment, a good example is the just completed clubhouse office for BDO in the old Melkhal in Enschede:

BDO Accountants & Advisors rents a beautiful space in the Oude Melkhal in Enschede for the new work location in the province of Overijssel. M+R has developed a club-like office concept for this striking factory space in close collaboration with BDO employees. The 'industrial' space with the trusses and wooden parts is unaffected by the workspaces, where acoustic preconditions apply, created using special box-in-box construction. A landscape has been created with closed and open spaces, with a variety of workplaces, depending on the desire to work concentrated or in a team. The entrance to the workspace is designed as a clubhouse, a dining-work café with kitchen; bar; seating and relaxation options. M+R developed a special look & feel for this location, in which the theme of past, present and future are translated into specially designed rugs and photo walls; every room has its own theme: such as textile upholstery Bombazijn; the Agneta steam engine; the Ormet dairy factory and the future lab with the theme of technology and artificial intelligence. Because M+R has signed for the architecture, design, colors and materials as well as the wayfinding and thematic decoration, it has become one total concept; a unique appearance of the building especially for BDO. The first experiences of the employees are positive, they are proud of the office and its appearance, and given the occupancy of the office, they like to work here.


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