PROJECT PROFILE: Wahl Clipper
Building for the Future
When Wahl Clipper decided to build a new global headquarters, they knew this was the opportune time to change their workplace. But how?
They wanted the new building to reflect their company culture and to use it as a recruiting tool.
Lincoln Office meet with Wahl leadership to understand how employees work. Lincoln Office asked Steelcase consultants to conduct a workshop that would uncover workplace issues and develop workplace priorities. The top priorities were discovered during the exercise – 1) Enhance the transfer and exchange of knowledge in the workplace; 2) Support the ways people work as individuals and in teams; and 3) Build a shared understanding of Wahl Clipper culture, values and vision.
Lincoln Office designers took the workshop information and began developing work settings to meet the priorities. They quickly saw that Wahl needed a mix of work areas for individual and group work. Multiple meeting spaces, both open and private, were created for employees. Focused work areas where employees could “getaway” were also necessary. Wahl wanted whiteboards every where employees meet-a way to capture spontaneous brainstorming. Images of Wahl products are located throughout the space-giving the employees a sense of Wahl history.
Lincoln Office developed work settings that are adaptable, flexible, meet worker needs and can be changed as work changes– these elements create an agile workplace that supports change, rather than resisting it. Lincoln Office, Steelcase and Wahl Clipper have created a workplace that will showcase Wahl products, helps its employees work more effectively and create its vision for the future.
Photos by Nels Akerlund Photography & Video