Case Study: The Axiom Projects Transformation

Wednesday, 2nd March 2016

Case Study: The Axiom Projects Transformation

As workplace experts, we know the right workplace design can have a positive impact on the productivity and performance of your staff. We decided to take our expert knowledge and apply it to our own workplace, to see if we could improve results by transforming the way we work.

Open Spaces

We’re lucky to have naturally high ceilings at Axiom Projects, which has been shown to reduce stress in the workplace by making the office lighter, brighter and more spacious1. To make the most of our high ceilings while improving the acoustics of our workspaces, we installed feature panels in the waiting area at the top of the stairs. They not only look great, but also reduces excess noise for the project management team that sits nearby.

Creative Hubs

Informal collaboration is essential to creativity in the workplace. Teams need spaces where they can share new ideas or start impromptu discussions whenever they like. In our office refurbishment, we developed creative hubs that give our team the freedom to be both productive and innovative.

Professional Floors

Our epoxy flooring was not only difficult to maintain, it caused noise to echo around the office and didn’t align to our brand identity. We replaced the epoxy with high-quality carpet in our brand colours, which has made our arrivals area feel more professional. The change in floor finish will also reduce the costs of cleaning and maintenance over the long term.

Quiet Rooms

While much of our work is collaborative, we know there are times when people need to take a personal call or focus on their work without any interruptions. We created quiet rooms with acoustic panelling, to provide comfortable sound levels and give our team the peace and privacy they need.

Better Lighting

The amount of natural and artificial light in an office can have a dramatic impact on employee wellbeing and productivity. One study found that better lighting  reduced absenteeism by up to 15 percent2. We considered the type and level of lighting that would work best in each zone, complementing this with feature lighting that injected colour and fun into the workplace.

Staying Agile

Our new workplace design needed to give our team the flexibility to work in a way that best suits them, whether it’s brainstorming in a creative space or working quietly at a standing desk. We developed agile workspaces for project and site managers, so they could collaborate with their teams without disrupting the rest of the office.

CRM Technology

Many of our staff work remotely and need access to files and client information while visiting workplaces or attending appointments. We implemented Salesforce’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) technology across the business, to help our team stay more productive on the road and allow them to access the information they need, fast.

The Results

Giving our team a choice of workspaces and creating zones for specific tasks has encouraged interaction and improved communication between team members. We’ve found that different teams can work together and socialise with one another more easily, which has fostered a creative environment and sense of community in the workplace.

The changes to our workplace design and the introduction of new technology has helped our team become more efficient and productive, with more flexibility to work remotely. It has also helped us move closer to being a paperless environment, which keeps our office clean and tidy.

Ready to create your own workplace transformation? Contact our team for an initial consultation and see how we can improve productivity in your workplace.

 
1.        Augustin, Sally. Place Advantage, 2009.
2.        CABE. The impact of office design on business performance, 2011.