A new work environment often comes with a new working method that requires a different mindset. This is something everyone at the office must adapt to, which can be challenging. Some look forward to it while others still have their doubts. Change management helps organisations and their employees to get to grips with a new working process and accompanying work environment.
In essence, change management is about behavioural change. You will want to achieve certain goals with your new work environment. These goals can often be translated into specific actions: more knowledge sharing, for example, or more collaboration and more transparent communication. And not to forget cost-savings, of course. Do you expect to see doubts or fear among your employees and would you like to help them cope with these feelings? Call upon the services of Gispen and enter into a change management process with us.
What can you expect?
We will guide your organisation in the journey toward a new furnishing concept. Before this new concept becomes reality, we will make your employees aware of all the new things to consider – both emotionally and rationally. Some say: ‘I’m afraid that I won’t be able to concentrate as well in an open office environment’ or ‘Will I like our new work environment?’ (emotional thinking). Others are concerned about tangible things (rational thinking) such as fire safety, occupational health and safety or other requirements that are imposed on the building and the work environment. We provide your employees with a professional answer to all of their questions, put forward solutions and alternatives and make sure we get everyone excited about the new furnishing concept.
How can you benefit from this service?
Change management will help you get the support that is needed to implement a new or altered work environment. This is a process we enter into together, where we involve both you and your employees. By including everyone in the process, you will create unity and energy among your employees. There is a silver lining to this as well; this method will lead to the most effective furnishing concept, because all the knowledge and insight that is gained during this process of change gets incorporated into the design. The added benefit of having Gispen manage the entire process.
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‘Change will always affect people. A new working process or work environment demands behavioural change. This can be quite demanding for an organisation and its employees, who can really benefit from guidance into the unknown. Building support might sound like a bit of a cliché, but it really is a guarantee for success.’