Sustainability-oriented innovation management
At König + Neurath, the first step in a development process is in-depth discussion with various stakeholders. An extensive network of customers, suppliers, universities and institutes provides us with diverse inspiration for our portfolio development. Ongoing research on a global scale to find innovative materials, solutions, trends in interior architecture and design, as well as a perspective on conditions, allows König + Neurath to maintain a good awareness of current trends and situations – including changes to society, working and living approaches, consumer, communication and social behaviour, or in the field of technology and digitalisation. This provides König + Neurath with crucial information about the workplace that can be used for developments now and in the future. The portfolio team at König + Neurath makes use of diverse input from the market – originating from various departments within the company. The result is a targeted portfolio strategy with a clear goal – it’s known as Portfoliovision.
Leading edge through innovative strength
The world of work is changing - and with it the requirements placed on working cultures: spatial, technical, organisational. The classic office workstation is becoming less important, while creative teamwork and agile working are increasingly relevant. Digitisation has also made it possible to work independently of geographical boundaries.
This development means that companies are faced with new challenges. To address these, König + Neurath develops pioneering, integral furnishing solutions and tools which enable companies to react flexibly to different modes of working and requirements - inspired by current trends from living, fashion, architecture and lifestyle, but also specific customers’ needs. Through its selection of innovative materials with special properties and the integration of cutting-edge technology, the company broadens the classic functionality of its furniture.
König + Neurath has recourse to state-of-the-art production processes and the necessary vertical range of manufacture to translate specific customer requirements into customised work environments designed to develop employees’ potential.
Innovation in the design process of working environments in the open space
Thanks to our end-to-end support and structured approach using the WORK.STYLE. CULTURE workshops, we are able to gain key impulses for the innovation process and our product development. From our dialogue with dealers, network partners and customers on topics such as megatrends and their effects on highly diverse sectors, we are able to gain central knowledge resources that are complemented by market analysis and can then be channelled into the development process of König + Neurath products exactly where the information is most useful.
König + Neurath’s digital monitoring instrument, known as SMART.OFFICE, also helps companies highlight their current development status in an organisation trying to achieve a balance between classic or traditional office formats and New Work / Hybrid Work. Digital tools for space management and equipment are becoming increasingly relevant in future-oriented facilities management, in fact you could even describe it as an elementary aspect of sustainable action and responsible business practice within the broader context of facilities management.
Innovation relating to knowledge transfer within and outside the organisation
Exchanging knowledge and the new working approaches that have emerged as a consequence will become core factors in the company’s success in future. All means and methods that underpin these changing processes and constitute part of the agile network-type structures are likely to be superior to linear and hierarchical structures in terms of speed and value creation. This is why König + Neurath creates spatial environments and outfitting solutions for customers that allow full potential to be developed and support knowledge growth.