In the Cards: 52 Concepts to Drive Workplace Strategy and Design
HOK’s WorkPlace practice has created a deck of cards that suggests 52 concepts to inform the design of high-performance work environments.
Companies typically incur 80 percent of total expenses on people, 10 percent on technology and 10 percent on real estate. They can achieve a much higher return on this investment in human capital by providing workplaces that respond to their specific industry, work styles, demographics, culture and organizational structure—places that truly work for people.
HOK’s workplace strategists and designers use the deck of cards as a tool to help clients prioritize the concepts that are most important to their success. Instead of suits, the cards are divided into five key categories: Workplace Drivers, Organizational DNA, Human-Centric Approach, Design Elements and Future Workplace. From acoustics to well-being, individual cards feature more details on each topic.
“Reviewing the workplace cards with clients allows them to quickly and easily digest a great deal of information,” said Kay Sargent, ASID, IIDA, CID, LEED AP, MCR.w, director of WorkPlace at HOK. “Then we can hone in on the specific ideas that will lead to the design of a workplace that will help their people and organizations succeed.”