One advantage of an activity-based office is that it gives you more flexibility regarding how the office can be used. There is often less storage space than in other forms of office, which frees up more space that can be used for project work areas, for example.
“We’re very satisfied, as the office feels spacious and is also paperless to a greater extent. You have everything in your computer, which you take with you everywhere. This makes it easier to work together and share information. For example, Accounts and HR can sit in a magnet and learn more about the products. The great advantage is that you can choose for yourself where you want to sit.”
A couple of months after the move, a survey was conducted on how employees viewed the new office. Of the approximately half who responded, eight out of ten thought that the office was good or very good. But the team in charge of the move had also prepared employees for the change.
“We held workshops for both employees and managers. Leadership changes, for example, as you no longer see your manager in the same way. We also brought together old and new staff for after work drinks,” he says.
About Orkla and Solna Business Park
Orkla Care and Orkla Confectionary & Snacks are part of the Norwegian convenience goods group Orkla. Solna Business Park has become a cluster for companies in the convenience goods sector – apart from Orkla it is also home to Ica, Coop and Unilever.