Foretelling the Future

If there’s something we hear all the time in our business, it’s the following sentiment: ‘If only I could get a bigger picture of where we’re going. If I didn’t have to worry about continually changing and adapting…’

 

While we at NotYetKnown can’t foretell all external variables (yet), we can help you get insight into some crucial aspects of your business’ future.

 

For example, the days of designing workspaces based on organisations’ current needs are gone. Anticipating how we’ll work is one of our current big themes. It has vast implications for the shape of our cities, the scale of our buildings, the responsiveness of space – and the cost benefits to remain relevant in a global world.

 

We recently worked with the country’s largest corporate to explore how these evolving trends and ways of working will affect them. And the way we did it was not by asking what they needed now (which they thought was simply a matter of more space). Instead, our analysts put their heads together, then asked, ‘How do you see yourself working in 10 years?’ This deceptively simple question had a dramatic effect: it allowed the organisation to step back, then strategically leap forward.

In brief, we plotted a scale comparing diverse work styles, and our client decided on their ideal – a future where the team could work anywhere, with anyone, at any time. Then, from that alone, came many predictions of what they needed to enable that style: the types of technology, workspace layout, workspace size and location.

 

The outcome both inspired and invigorated them, helping them focus on both the way they actually wanted to work, and the resultant organisational cultural changes. Incredibly, this new focus is expected to reduce their property needs by a dramatic 20-30%, whilst delivering facilities that actually provide more choice for users.

 

Talk to us and see what the future holds for you.

Foretelling the Future

If there’s something we hear all the time in our business, it’s the following sentiment: ‘If only I could get a bigger picture of where we’re going. If I didn’t have to worry about continually changing and adapting…’

 

While we at NotYetKnown can’t foretell all external variables (yet), we can help you get insight into some crucial aspects of your business’ future.

 

For example, the days of designing workspaces based on organisations’ current needs are gone. Anticipating how we’ll work is one of our current big themes. It has vast implications for the shape of our cities, the scale of our buildings, the responsiveness of space – and the cost benefits to remain relevant in a global world.

 

We recently worked with the country’s largest corporate to explore how these evolving trends and ways of working will affect them. And the way we did it was not by asking what they needed now (which they thought was simply a matter of more space). Instead, our analysts put their heads together, then asked, ‘How do you see yourself working in 10 years?’  This deceptively simple question had a dramatic effect: it allowed the organisation to step back, then strategically leap forward.

 

In brief, we plotted a scale comparing diverse work styles, and our client decided on their ideal – a future where the team could work anywhere, with anyone, at any time. Then, from that alone, came many predictions of what they needed to enable that style: the types of technology, workspace layout, workspace size and location.

 

The outcome both inspired and invigorated them, helping them focus on both the way they actually wanted to work, and the resultant organisational cultural changes. Incredibly, this new focus is expected to reduce their property needs by a dramatic 20-30%, whilst delivering facilities that actually provide more choice for users.

 

Talk to us and see what the future holds for you.