The question of how we will work in the future is more present today than ever before in companies. This is exactly where the COMFURNACY seal comes in. It shows you those office elements on the market that are particularly future-proof and innovative.
A journey through time is therefore already possible today.
Curious? To the right you can find a short video explaining our seal.
The COMFURNACY Seal – Future Proof Office is a scientific evaluation concept that helps producers and customers to find the most innovative office elements and office technologies available in the market. Our COMFURNACY seal covers both aspects – orientation for customers and suppliers of office elements and technologies.
What benefits does the COMFURNACY seal offer for manufacturers / suppliers of office elements?
- Visibility – The independent seal guarantees you visibility among decision-makers of potential customer companies as a sustainable supplier.
- Feedback for improvements – Based on a scientifically sound and practical test of your office element over a period of several months, you will receive extensive feedback to increase the sustainability of your office element. And this even if you did not receive a seal in the first step.
What are the benefits of the COMFURNACY seal for customers who want to implement Future-oriented Work Concepts?
- Orientation for new strategies – As a business designer it is important to be up to date with the latest trends and developments in future working environments. The elements certified with the COMFURNACY seal give you some important orientation about how the working environment of the future will be designed.
- Decision-making support – Would you like to implement New Work in your company? The range of office elements, whether furniture or technology, is diverse and the quality is often not very transparent. The COMFURNACY seal provides you with an orientation for the right choice of your office element.
COMFURNACY signals to your customers the excellence of your office element in the following nine dimensions.
The first dimension – future orientation – indicates the extent to which an office element will still meet the needs of the workers in 5 to 10 years’ time.
In the aspect of sustainability, particular attention is paid to materials, production and disposal.
Innovativeness indicates whether an office element is new and unique and whether it stimulates them to work creatively.
If an office element is not only functional, but the users really enjoy working with it, then we speak of customer excitement.
An office element contributes to recreation and work-life balance when it offers possibilities for retreat or supports short breaks.
If an office element can be combined with other elements or technologies, this means high technological integration.
Another very important question is to what extent an office element promotes communication between colleagues and especially teamwork.
Finally, we also evaluate the ergonomics and the functionality and usefulness of office elements.
In phase 1, your product will be evaluated by permanent users who work in our leap in time Lab. In addition, we conduct user tests with visitors to the leap in time Lab. The nine dimensions of sustainability are evaluated.
The different perspectives from the user ratings are evaluated in phase 2 based on statistical methods.
In phase 3, a further, neutral evaluation is carried out by the expert council consisting of scientists, business experts, and users.
The overall results will be compiled by us: You will receive a written short report. If the evaluations are within the “green range”, you will receive a certificate.
Which companies have already been awarded with the COMFURNANCY seal?
leap in time
As a research institute, leap in time is concerned with a holistic approach to the future of the world of work. We are your competent partner for questions concerning the future of the world of work and advise you on the necessary change processes. Furthermore, we support you in training your management team in Leadership 2030.
In close cooperation with international scientists and renowned companies, we have developed the Future Work Navigator as a strategic approach for companies that want to systematically assess and increase their future viability.