On Friday, 22/02/2019, everything at Halfar was aligned to the motto of “New Work”. Following a few years of vacancy, the new working area space was inaugurated in our building’s 3rd construction phase. We have succeeded at creating a state-of-the-art working area that is ahead of the times.
But what does “New Work” actually mean?
In the present day and age many things are in flux. This also holds true for our work. A desk, swivel chair and office used to be typical in the past. Today, work is done wherever we feel like it. We are seeing a trend toward greater independence and responsibility, as well as more flexible working hours and workplaces. Your boss is no longer merely your superior; much rather, he or she is like a supportive coach. Here at Halfar, we have understood this, and we are already setting our sights on the future today.
This is why we need new concepts. In cooperation with our architects, a highly-innovative office surface has been developed and realised. With its open-plan design, it epitomises transparency, rapid information exchange and agile working.
Since noise is a major issue in modern and open-plan office landscapes, we focussed our attention on reducing noise and selected the flooring, ceilings and walls accordingly, so as to support this objective.
Communication alongside digitalisation
Direct communication is becoming increasingly more important in times of digitalisation. This is facilitated with large open spaces with only a few walls. Since some tasks require particular concentration, lounges or small rooms are available for working in quiet and without any disruptions. As is already the case at all other workplaces with seated activities, we only use height-adjustable desks and ergonomically-designed chairs in the new offices. Today, meetings are no longer hosted in the classic, seated conference room format, but at the sideboard, while standing in a modern room, or even while taking a walk. Therefore, we believe New Work to mean being connected and working intelligently within a group.
Benefits for All!
At the end of the day, all these innovative ideas benefit not only the employees but also the customer. Thanks to improved and, most importantly, accelerated communication between the graphic design, product design, product management, marketing and e-commerce departments, our customers benefit from more rapid capturing of their wishes with the new development of products and services.
We at Halfar are convinced that this has successfully opened the door to the changing working world, and we believe this will motivate us even further to continuously improve both ourselves and our products for our customers.