You must all have one item from IKEA in your home. This Swedish company always amazes us in its new projects and creativity.
It is not a company offering many household items, but as well as a company that is socially involved like raising awareness about the plight in Syria, and there was also the eco-friendly project using mushroom-based packaging that decomposes in nature within weeks.
According to Forbes IKEA’s brand is at 46th place on the planet with revenue of $11.9 billion. It is widespread in the whole world, present in 42 different countries with 345 stores. The company is highly focused on the needs of customers and thus instituted the “Human Resource Idea.”
The business magazine reports the following:
“In this day and age, an organization ought to commit to delighting its customers, remembering why the organization exists in the first place. If there are no customers, there is unlikely to be an organization. If there is no organization, somewhat obviously there are no roles.
Put simply, if the organization does not delight its customers—the people it ought to be working for—neither team members nor the organization can reach the sweet spot for there will be a damaged organization left remaining to carry out its mission.”
IKEA was formed in 1943 by the young Ingvar Kamprad, 17, that set this company as a way of always putting customers at first place.
The magazine continues:
“There is no other or ulterior motive at IKEA. It has continued to dedicate itself to value and service, always in appreciation for—and solely intended to delight—its customer base.”
The latest invention of IKEA is The Growroom that represents a large, multi-tiered spherical garden created to sustainably grow enough food to feed a neighborhood. The Growroom is the brainchild of Space10, and it is based in Denmark.
This garden can be created by yourself as IKEA made the building plans for its building free. The instructions for its building are comprised of 17 steps and for that purpose you will need metal screws, plywood, and rubber hammers. So, if you are interested in this new project of IKEA you need the will and diligence to finish it.
As per Huffington Post, the instructions for The Growroom can be downloaded for free and there is also guidance helping the builder in the process of building. The plywood pieces are cut into a specific size, but they should be taken to a local workshop so that the wood gets professionally cut.
The website of the company reports the following:
“Local food represents a serious alternative to the global food model. It reduces food miles, our pressure on the environment, and educates our children of where food actually comes from. … The challenge is that traditional farming takes up a lot of space and space is a scarce resource in our urban environments.
The Growroom …is designed to support our everyday sense of well being in the cities by creating a small oasis or ‘pause’ architecture in our high paced societal scenery, and enables people to connect with nature as we smell and taste the abundance of herbs and plants. The pavilion, built as a sphere, can stand freely in any context and points in a direction of expanding contemporary and shared architecture.”