Working with Carole Hyder to create Integrative Space™ in your healthcare facility is an innovative experience. Your space will take on a larger meaning than just looking good. In fact, your space will reflect your values and goals in a beautifully subtle way. Here are some ways to maximize the Integrative Space™ approach.
The question of Integrative Spaces™ should be top of mind when you are considering the following:
An Integrative Space Strategy™ will assure that your healthcare facility changes into an extraordinary experience—and beautiful as well.
Be prepared for new perspectives, out-of-the-box ideas, and a different way to look at your space. Aligning your facility with the values and goals which are the underpinnings of the business can be achieved from the look and feel of your space. Be ready for your facility to be thoughtful, welcoming, and remarkable.
It’s important that you bring Carole Hyder into a face-to-face meeting during which she can clarify your goals, see the extent of your project, and meet the other team members. You will also hear and see in more detail the extent of Carole’s experience and how other healthcare facilities have benefited from her expertise.
After the initial meeting, Carole needs to be apprised consistently of the progress of the project. Whether through phone calls, emails, Skype or FaceTime, her input will be invaluable at this stage. It is possible she could save you from a decision that might be a waste of your financial resources. Even if very little activity has taken place since your last communication with Carole, her value to you comes from keeping her up-to-date so she can provide her expertise in a timely way.
Carole must be invited to all design meetings; she will judiciously decide whether her presence will be important or not depending on the specific topic. These meetings can be via Skype or FaceTime if not in person.
Carole will regularly submit in writing all of the suggestions she makes, providing the team a chance to review and reflect.
Here are a few questions that Carole addresses during an Integrative Space analysis—some more relevant to new construction and some to a building that is being remodeled or reconfigured:
Each space will have its own set of considerations that Carole will assess and determine whether it requires mitigation or enhancement.
At the start of the project, Carole Hyder will provide you a contract outlining specific aspects of her work with you. She will remain a part of the project until all of these aspects have been satisfactorily completed.
She is always focused on supporting you on your journey. Therefore, as other areas of the project develop, you may find that Carole’s Integrative Spaces approach is needed in additional aspects of the development of your healthcare facility, not originally included: a new team member has been hired and needs an Integrative Space assessment of their office; an area isn’t ending up with results you and your team wanted; the color palette is being changed; rooms are being re-configured; to name a few.