M+R interior architecture has built up extensive experience in developing and designing innovative working environments. The first innovative working environment was already realized in 2005 for ‘Aramis Wonen’ in Roosendaal.
Innovative working in the Netherlands is a development that started a few years ago. On one hand, working independently of time and place has become possible due to the increasing quality and possibilities of means of communication. Thanks to the worldwide web and e-mail, the world is at your fingertips, 24 hours a day. On the other hand, this development is the result of the limitation of mobility due to traffic jams and overloading of public transport capacity; increasing travel costs and burden on the environment (CO2) and increasing accommodation costs. Dealing efficiently with our mobility and housing needs leads to new forms of cooperation and requires more flexibility;
THE WORK ENVIRONMENT
These changes require a different working environment. You really don't have to move into a new building for this. And what the ideal working environment looks like is different for every organization. For example, one can opt for a working environment that is based on activities and invites people to meet. Working from home can also be integrated into the work concept for a company;
FLEXIBLE WORK ENVIRONMENT
In a flexible work environment, information is independent of time and place. People can work anytime, anywhere. This makes it possible to offer them a working environment based on activities: concentrated work in a quiet room, consultations in a meeting room, or brainstorming in an inspiring room or from home. In this way, every activity is optimally facilitated.
COLLABORATION AS THE KEY TO GROWTH
The amount of information within organizations is increasing. No one can comprehend this alone. And no filing cabinet is big enough. By being able to share data and expertise digitally quickly and easily, the knowledge in your organization grows. In this way, the overwhelming information flows can work to your advantage.
GREENER AND MORE COST EFFICIENT
With a working environment that fits the new way of working, you can also do business more sustainably. Because collaboration and communication is digital as much as possible, people use much less paper. And if people have to travel less, CO2 emissions are also much lower. A Moreover, the new way of working saves costs. Less office space is needed, because employees often work from home or on the road. This makes a significant difference in rental and energy costs. And because the employees no longer have a fixed workplace, at most a locker, internal relocations are no longer a major expense either.