Alternative Working Practices put other demands on your office layout

´Alternative Working Practices´ demand a coordinated working environment. Important human values like interaction, mutual communication, teamwork, concentration and personal privacy are incorporated differently than in traditional ways of working. Thorough modification of the office layout is in many cases a must. 






It is important to establish the following early on in a reorganization project:

  • The business drivers required in organizational terms to move towards Alternative Working Practices, i.e. what the company has to change relative to the current situation.
  • The intended objectives the company wants to achieve.
  • The limitations/bottlenecks of the current office layout and way of working.
  • Establishing and designing the desired design for the office layout.
  • The factors required in the process to ensure an integrated approach, e.g. ICT infrastructure, archiving procedures, policies on working from home and appraising the functioning of employees. (All based on the work processes and functional features of the existing function groups.)
  • The specific working environments requiring special attention – relates to working environments, such as reception desk, mail department, security centre and/or technical services workshop.



The Human Technology specialists at HTDS have extensive professional experience in supporting and advising on office projects, both for new construction and renovation. They translate the features of the working processes and the activities to be executed into specifications and requirements for the design of the new working environment. This contributes to the realization of a working environment that is functionally coordinated to how people work and cooperate. At the same time, the environment is made safe and healthy.



Our support results in savings on your project and operational costs and improvements in “Human Performance” through:

  • The realization of higher functionality in the new working environment, coordinated with the requirements of the organization (e.g. cooperative protocols, communication, degree of flexible usage of workstations and factors related to future growth).
  • An efficient design process by incorporating at an early stage requirements for the desired type of office layout, requirements for the different types of workplace configuration and localization of these, including furniture requirements.
  • Preventing supplementary modifications and possibly also extra moves, after commissioning of the new working environment (re-work).
  • Greater end-user satisfaction and wider support for the new environment among employees.
  • Improved employee flexibility, health and motivation (higher productivity).
  • Compliance with the appropriate health and safety legislation and regulation on the office environment.