Two New Knoll Workplace Research Papers Published

Communicating Workplace Change and Creating Collaborative Spaces that Work Explore Links Between Space Design and Human Behavior

July 16, 2013

Communicating Workplace Change: Starting with the Basics and Creating Collaborative Spaces that Work: A Performance-based Approach to Successful Planning, two new white papers added to the Knoll Workplace Research Library, are now available for download at knoll.com.

Communicating Workplace Change focuses the benefits of a communication plan during workplace transformation and gives recommendations on how to develop a comprehensive plan that can be implemented from planning to occupancy.  This paper makes tips on establishing the vision of an overarching message that can be tailored to the proper stakeholders. This proven communication process can reduce resistance to organization changes.

The paper highlights five “must include” communication elements that contribute to the success of an evolving workplace:

  • A proactive approach to communication
  • Honest tone in messaging
  • Consistent language and terms
  • Message content that “connects the dots” for employees
  • Ongoing communications

Collaborative Spaces that Work offers insight into evolving office trends and offers recommendations for creating and planning successful spaces that encourage productive exchanges, connection between people and technology, cooperation and sense of community. 

The new white papers add to a robust portfolio of research that investigates links between workplace design and human behavior, ergonomics, health and performance, and the quality of the user experience. Knoll shares and applies these and other research findings to inform product development and help shape work environments.