Find the latest creations, cases and information that inspire Alternativ and make it cutting edge.
The Tree of Life: more than just a symbol!
We spend a huge amount of time at the place where we work. So, that being the case, we really need to feel good when we are there.
Everyone agrees that psychological wellbeing has an impact on individual and collective performance.
Which is why, at the request of BAM Contractors, Alternativ took on the assignment to turn the company’s reception area into a bustling, pleasant and inspiring place.
LolaLiza : How do you boost creativity?
By daring to use change as a springboard for renewal!
Ever-responsive, the Belgian fashion brand, LolaLiza, has just played a real master card by investing in a new head office, closer to Rue Neuve, the retail nerve centre of Brussels, where all of the company staff now work on the same floor…
Soon in our Worklife ! The Framery O booth
A booth that is revolutionizing the culture of work
Framery booths make daily life at the office happier by providing a place where we can concentrate and work more efficiently.
And that is only the beginning. Many customers describe how Framery booths are changing their culture of work completely.
Discover it now at Alternativ! The Framery O booth
100% efficiency and no disturbance
Framery O is perfect for making important calls or participating in video conferences.
Have your discussions in privacy without disturbing your colleagues.
Framery O delivers an echo-free and comfortable working environment.
The installation is quick and the product is ready to be used the same day it is delivered.
We can learn a lot from the... MaRS-ians!
Bit of a strange headline? Well, not really…
Because the MaRS-ians we are talking about are busy demonstrating their amazing innovative abilities as they beaver away at MaRS, the world’s biggest incubator.
MaRS is located in Toronto and provides laboratories and office space for young talents – genuine pioneers in their field who are committed to working in a better world.
This is certainly the case if workspace tops the list of their aspirations!
The Gig Economy: what is it?
So a new era is opening up before us that will, of course, have repercussions on our workspaces and the context in which work is done.
The what economy? “Gig”, the English word meaning “concert”, refers to the status of performing artistes who are paid for each show they do.
This means that the Gig Economy relates to a new kind of economy in which the main players are self-employed, flexible, temporary, freelance workers who are paid by the job, usually in the short-term, rather than on a monthly basis.
The future is already here !
As experts in the workspace (r)evolution, the quarterly magazine, 360°, published by our partner Steelcase, tells us like it is by baldly stating:
“The office as you know it no longer exists!” So, with that in mind, what will a ‘day at the office’ look like in the near future?
And how can we build the office of tomorrow in which everything will be ultra-connected? You have been warned… prepare yourselves for major changes!
What about promoting happiness at work?
Absenteeism from work isn’t something you can solve by clicking your fingers.
But if improving the space where people work could be one of the factors that help prevent people from staying away from work, then it’s high time we gave them (back) the desire to go to the office!
Alternativ expands its range of “hygge” furnishings
Alternativ is particularly pleased to tell you that Steelcase has signed a new partnership agreement with Bolia, the manufacturer and designer of contemporary furniture.
Alternativ will distribute the Bolia collection, strengthening its impressive array of Scandinavian design.
And what if Agile Working was meant for you?
What is Agile Working?
The word “agile” means: quick-minded, lively.
Insert it into the world of work and agile can mean responding more quickly, can’t it? That’s right.
In fact, Agile methods are defined as taking an iterative approach to work (i.e. making progress by repetition rather than in a linear way) and being incremental (bringing added value to every “scrap” of a project).
It’s an empirical and flexible method that involves the client from the beginning to the end of the project and where adjusting to change becomes a priority.
And, as we shall see, these new ways of working mean reorganising our workspace.
This is not a catalog but an information magazine !
It would be crazy to try and deny the impact that technological evolution has had on the way work is organised.
And crazy to try and ignore that fact that all of these new technologies are anything but a way of life for millennials (i.e. the 18 to 40-year-olds who represent 50% of the world’s active workforce).
Worse still, it would be crazy to deny that the needs and expectations of millennials as part of the business model are reshaping the power maps within companies.
So, don’t even think about any thrusting business worth its salt not using new information and communication technologies (NICT) for attracting and retaining new talent.
And it would also be crazy to deny that in order to succeed, we need to bring everyone together by applying intergenerational management.
The issue is communication
The Trenker pharmaceuticals group is one of those family stories that we all love.
An independent, versatile company that looks ahead fearlessly to the future.
So, to deal with the fast-growing volume in the production of dietary supplements, Trenker decided in October 2017 to bring together its three operating companies at a new location based in Nivelles.
The move provided an opportunity to create a new working environment designed and implemented by Alternativ in which interpersonal communication is an essential element.