You Remain Focused on Overall Design.
At Kayhan, we support interior designers, architects, project managers, brokers, and end users. We have a team of A&D consultants who have backgrounds in Architecture and Interior design, offering many services industry professionals have found helpful.
Our A&D services include:
- Providing a ‘one stop shop’ for information on Haworth and 250 furniture manufacturers
- Providing budget pricing and specification assistance
- 3D views and renderings, fabric and finish consultation, and installation drawings
- Supporting RFI & RFP responses
- New product education and training
- Hosting educational events at your office, at the manufacturer facility, or at one of our showrooms
The Newest Industry Research, courtesy of Haworth
This document contains summaries of the research and knowledge published by Haworth in 2016 with executive summaries and related topics.
What’s the Difference Between Creativity and Innovation?
Overall, the inexorable shift from simple digitization to innovation based on combinations of technologies is forcing companies to reexamine the way they do business. The bottom line, however, is the same: business leaders and senior executives need to understand their changing environment, challenge the assumptions of their operating teams, and relentlessly and continuously innovate.
Today it’s more critical than ever for organizations to attract
and retain top talent, and one component that can be used for
recruiting, but is often overlooked, is the workplace.
While many higher education institutions are investing in
new buildings and spaces in a functional response to these
challenges, there is a greater opportunity for future success
by integrating the brand of the institution throughout
campus buildings and interior spaces
The effects of seating can be especially detrimental if done for extended periods of time without any posture changes.
Without an integrated feedback capability embedded in the workspace, sensing and adapting to changing employee needs
is cumbersome. However, technology is evolving to meet this challenge. Haworth believes new technologies can make work
better by helping people be their best, and soon we’ll see employees drawn to the office in their search for increased well-being,
engagement, and effectiveness.
How buildings, people, and organizations perform in the workplace affect one another and ultimately the corporate bottom line.
Changing business needs means changing organizational structures, which in turn means changing spaces.
Employers need open and interactive spaces to encourage collaboration, and such spaces can introduce distractions. Distractions, however, sabotage focus, and focus work is a necessary part of collaborative efforts. How can we solve this conflict? Approach workplace design so that it encourages both collaboration and focus work: Offer employees a variety of workspace options,
choice over where, how, and when to best work, and control over workspace features and furnishings. Make the workplace
legible and clutter-free so employees won’t waste effort navigating the workplace. Lastly, include “recharge” spaces; focus
work takes intense effort, and it requires breaks.
Newer research suggests that introducing standing postures at work
can reduce spinal shrinkage, fatigue, and discomfort, without reducing productivity.
Coworking evolved when the home office proved to be an insufficient space for freelancers seeking collaboration with likeminded, independent people. Coworking spaces provide a productive, creative, and satisfying work atmosphere, not just for
freelancers, but also for corporate organizations.
The planning approach for the future will need to emphasize the
“legibility” of space. Legible offices offer planning configurations that are easy to understand, easy to navigate, and where the spaces’
intended uses are clear and obvious.
The scope of traditional office ergonomics is limited to individual work within the primary workspace. Active Ergonomics is a new approach in which good ergonomic principles are applied to all elements of workplace planning, group and individual workspaces, furnishings, and technology.
Research shows that the change initiatives that are crucial to organizational success fail 70 percent of the time. This sobering statistic should be a wake-up call to leaders. Failure of this magnitude comes at a great cost in time, dollars, and morale. This issue stresses the need to manage transition better, especially in a time when constant change is becoming the norm.