Innovation in furniture

Challenge

The increasing need for flexibility, efficiency and fast communication at work led to an increase in new designed office spaces in the last years. Nowadays, it is common for a bigger group of people to share an office with one another. This inevitably leads to an increase in the general noise level. Working in such an environment on a daily basis can become annoying and stressful. A high noise level negatively influences the employees’ ability to focus and can even affect their health.

This problem does not only concern private enterprises. Public authorities have to provide a lot of office working stations. Moreover the design of the workplace is an emotional and motivational aspect too. Therefore public administration has to offer functional and modern environment for public employees. Furthermore this encourages home-office solutions as well as other forms of modern office collaboration and communication. As public authorities want to lower their reconstruction and adaption costs for offices, group offices are a good solution because of their flexibility.

Therefore furniture industries are working on noise-reducing furniture solutions, especially for group offices.

Solution

The aim of the project "Office furniture of the future" is:

  • to offer a functional and modern environment for public employees
  • to join communication and concentration at the working place by focusing on optimized acoustic office furniture
  • growth of the output, motivation and the health of all employees
  • increase of the customer satisfaction in public areas of the Ministry of Finance
  • find the furniture system of the future, which is affordable for the public sector