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Since 2012, we have built up our knowledge of the work environment and new ways of working, partly with our involvement in research and partly in the assignments we have carried out. We often convey this knowledge through lectures and workshops. Our efforts can be carried out physically, digitally and hybrid.

Speaker

Dr. Aram Seddigh

Dr. Seddigh has a Ph.D. in work and organizational psychology, has a bachelor degree in economy and is a licensed psychologist. Dr. Seddigh is the CEO of WeOffice and also works as a workplace strategist, supporting organizations in developing and implementing workplace strategies. Dr. Seddigh is also a course leader for certification training for workplace strategists. He is a frequently hired lecturer, seminar leader, change leader and project leader. Due to his vast knowledge in the field Dr. Seddigh is frequently interviewed for newspaper reports and often appears in various podcasts about health, sustainability and the work environment as well as in radio (Swedish and international) and TV channels.

Lectures

Are you facing an upcoming change regarding offices and working methods? Are you thinking about how your work environment could be changed to better support your business? Then our lectures can contribute with both inspiration and knowledge.

The knowledge that we convey during our lectures is based on relevant research findings and proven experience. We see it as part of our mission to convey a nuanced picture of the areas we touch so that you can make conscious choices and pay attention to minimizing potential risks and maximizing opportunities. Here you can read about the different modules that can be included in our lectures. Depending on your needs, we put together content that is relevant to your intended gathering.

  1. Office types and different ways of working

    Cell offices, office landscapes, activity-based offices and hybrid working methods – what are the differences and what opportunities and limitations does each solution entail?

  2. Decades of research - so we are affected by different types of offices and working methods

    During this lecture, current research findings are presented linked to how different types of offices and working methods affect employees’ health and productivity. What does the research tell us about what we need to focus on in order to achieve a functioning office design and way of working? How do we handle the challenges associated with each design and how do we realize the opportunities?

  3. Lead the change to a new way of working

    Change is a natural part of our lives. Despite this fact, it is common for changes in office layouts and working methods to arouse a lot of thoughts and feelings. During this lecture, the reactions that usually occur during the change are presented and how you can lead the change so that the transition to the new way of working is successful.

  4. This is how the brain is affected by different types of offices and working methods

    People have a limited capacity for handling information. A well-functioning environment gives the individual the conditions to use their capacity in the best way. During this lecture, how environments should be created to give the individual the support he or she needs is presented. This also touches on what demands different office layouts and ways of working put on the individual.

  5. Flexible yes, but how do we create an efficient work environment for teams and project work?

    One concept that is on the rise is Agile offices and working methods. But how do we create a work environment that supports employees who work agile. And what is the difference between creating good conditions to work on projects?

  6. Increased flexibility and trust

    A trust-oriented leadership usually facilitates a flexible way of working. But a trust-oriented leadership means that highly present leadership where each individual receives the support he needs to carry out his tasks in a good way. During this lecture, what leadership means is presented and concepts such as trust-friendly and trustworthy are defined.

  7. Individual differences in personality and cognition

    Personality is highlighted as an important factor for how we thrive and perform in different types of offices and working methods. Is this true and how strong is the role of the personality in relation to the demands that the tasks place on the individual in relation to our output?

Workshops

Depending on where you are in your transition, we have a selection of workshops to support you in your transition. Our workshops can help at the start with setting the framework for the project, supporting you in formulating the project’s vision and goals or supporting employees to reflect on their way of working and how the future office can function. We always tailor our workshops. Here we present a selection of the workshops we are usually hired to carry out.

  1. Define your why?

    “He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how,” the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche is said to have said. And quite rightly, a strong vision that is rooted in the company’s challenges and opportunities can give the project stability and facilitate change for employees. During this workshop, we support your management team or steering group to develop your vision and fill the concepts with relevant content.

  2. This is how you create participation!

    Creating participation in projects related to changes in working methods is a success factor. Participation gives employees better insight and creates predictability, but above all, participation gives the project group the opportunity to understand the needs of the business and resolve knots that hinder the organization’s efficiency. In this workshop, we go through your intended process and reason about how and around what we can create participation.

  3. My Day at Work

    During this workshop, employees get the opportunity to get acquainted with different types of work areas that often occur in a flexible office. Then they get the opportunity to choose which surfaces they prefer for which activities. This workshop not only gives employees an understanding of how the new office can be used, but also gives the project team an insight into what preferences the employees have.

  4. This is how our new way of working will be - which activities do I perform best in which surfaces?

    Before the transition to the new way of working, it is wise to make a comprehensive presentation of how the physical, digital and organizational as well as social work environment is intended to work. During this workshop, we meet the employees and go through the new way of working and present how it can help them succeed in their assignments.

  5. Opportunities and risks in the project and in the upcoming change

    It happens that the workplace strategy has not been able to focus on the risks and opportunities that the project has to deal with. Risks can be about conditions related to change management or the project’s opportunities to keep schedule and budget. During this workshop, we go through risks and opportunities with a focus on how they can be managed or realized. This workshop is usually held with the project team.

How does it go?

What people say

Thanks to Dr. Seddigh. An inspiring and well-read lecturer!

Aram delivered in an easy-to-understand unadorned way with a lot of humor. He both confirmed and challenged all of us who were present.

I also had the pleasure of handling the booking with Aram and the collaboration went perfectly. Thousand thanks!

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