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Moderne Rituale für neue Arbeitsorte

‚Modern rituals for the workplace’ ist ein Buch voller Ideen für Objekte und Situationen um soziale Begegnungen in Coworking Spaces und Netzwerk-Veranstaltungen anzustoßen. Konzipiert speziell für Netzwerkzwecke, passt es zu den neuen Arten und Weisen des Arbeitens und konzentriert sich auf inspirierende Ideen, die es leichter machen, ein Gespräch zu beginnen oder sich mit Gleichgesinnten zu vernetzen.

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The Reality

Wie wir arbeiten ändert sich. Überall gestalten Firmen ihre Büroräume um und wollen damit zu mehr Kreativität, Innovation und Interaktion anregen. So entstehen flexible Arbeitsplätze für Freelancer, an denen sie sich mit anderen vernetzen können. Aber passiert das wirklich und was kann man in diesem neuen Umfeld noch verbessern um die gewünschten Effekte zu erreichen?

Die Gemeinde Eindhoven in den Niederlanden hat uns im Rahmen einer Ausschreibung zu ‚Neuen Arbeitswelten’ eingeladen, zu diesem Thema neue Konzepte zu entwickeln.

“A book as a source of inspiration filled with objects and situations to facilitate new encounters at flexible workstations”

The Approach

To fully understand this new way of working, we tried working at different workstations for a week. Soon it was clear that these spaces don’t necessarily function as intended. Because almost everyone wears earplugs while staring at their laptops it still remains difficult to start a conversation or build a new network.

By observing several workstations we found that due to the freedom of freelancers a lot of the social rituals related to the classic workspace, such as talking over coffee or carpooling, are non-existent at flexible workstations. So in order to facilitate these kind of encounters we came up with alternative situations and objects, which in the end resulted in a series of concepts.

 

“We started creating new rituals in flexible workspaces by inventing objects and situations that help people to connect, interact and share ideas.”

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The Result

The book was presented during the Dutch Design Week 2013 and gained a lot of attention. The tested version of the game was a great success and a lot of people spent the entire festival meeting new people. Even after the game was over people still were sharing knowledge and ideas.  This inspirational book can really help connecting people and make it easier for socially awkward people to start a conversation.

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