Vodafone – Baird House Better Ways of Working

THE CHALLENGE

Vodafone are pioneers in changing the way people work.

To continue this forward thinking ethos & following the success of previous initiatives by breaking down hierarchal barriers, getting rid of fixed desks & personal offices, new & Better Ways of Working looks deeper to the very heart of how people interact and collaborate. The space was required to be as flexible and agile as the services they provide.

Platform were appointed to apply this concept across the 3 floors of Baird House @ vodafone’s head offices in Newbury.

 

THE THINKING 

Key trends were analysed & areas identified where the demands of the business & the needs of the individuals required the working environment to change & respond.

The nature of work itself is also changing with more complex, faster task switching and the need for agility meaning that to be competitive requires increased collaboration which in turn requires greater shared spaces in organisations.

 

THE ANSWER 

Adapting the Better Ways of Working & applying this across entire the building has maximised the use of natural daylight with Meeting Rooms positioned towards the core & a work Café forming a focus at Ground Floor level. Continual development on a technical basis reinforces an approach of ongoing improvement, Sustainability & Cultural change.

 

THE EFFECT 

Spaces are designed so that informal social interaction is encouraged & there is continued focus on developing a working culture that respects everyone’s working styles, personalities & needs.

 

Photography credit : Jim Stephenson

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