It’s been more than a year since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, and work-from-home arrangements are no longer the default. As companies all across Singapore begin welcoming employees back into the workplace, everyone’s favourite home furnishing retailer and purveyor of Swedish meatballs Ikea is ready to lend a helping hand.
Enter Ikea for Business, the brand’s newly-launched B2B offering that helps organisations fit out business spaces. From interior design planning and project coordination to delivery and installation, the one-stop service has got it all.
Leveraging technological advancements and incorporating sustainable solutions, Ikea for Business intends to focus on employee wellbeing, abiding by safe distancing measures and creating a touch-less environment.
But while the initiative’s current primary focus is typical office places, Ikea for Business can essentially redesign everything including child care centres and restaurants.
Says Mike King, deputy managing director, Ikea Southeast Asia: “We have the recipe to create inspiring, flexible spaces that cater to the new way of working.”
Having reinvented its own office space for some 180 staff at Ikea Tampines, the result of the recent rebuild provides a template for companies looking to transform their own workspaces.
For instance, the new Ikea office now boasts a hot desking area, green spaces for a more relaxed work environment, virtual meeting pods and even nursing rooms for mothers.
Another feature that’s worth mentioning is the automated faucets with sensor function, which creates a safer, touchless experience for employees.
So if you’d like to revamp your office space while giving it that Scandi feel and appeal, just call in the experts at Ikea.
More information on Ikea for Business available here.