Global – LS:N Global’s workplace would get the creative juices flowing and have the mental and physical wellbeing of its employees at its core.
Taking inspiration from designers HeMadeSheMade, the interior would feature bold shapes and soft, malleable surfaces to switch our employee’s mindsets to ‘play’ mode and unlock latent creativity.
Meeting rooms would be replaced by the kind of ephemeral spaces created by Dutch designer Harm Rensink. His Bed of Olfaction and Nomadic Sand Bath would help visitors unwind and foster open conversation.
Wasting time wouldn’t always be a bad thing. As we examine in Revelation Brands, mindlessness is a powerful form of meditation that can only be achieved when executing easy, repetitive tasks. Employees would be encouraged to use Central Saint Martins graduate Caroline Angiulo’s wander materials to escape the pressures of working life.
Ideas would be brought to market through an in-house crowdfunding platform similar to Sony’s First Flight. This would help to gauge consumer interest in a product or idea and cover the production costs if successful.
Corporate jargon, including ‘mission critical’ and acronyms such as COB (close of business), would be banned. Beatboxer Leum Kerzic and rapper Ngozi Y’ileese explain why in a video by design agency Pentagram.
If LS:N Global made… 2015 is a series of reports reflecting the LS:N Global team’s pick of the best innovations of the year and those that will be most relevant for consumers in the coming year.