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STRATEGIC ORGANISATION DESIGN STUDIO

At Stordes we believe in the beauty of organisations, the strength of great work and the absolutely inherent qualities of organisations as works of art.

Any organisation's agenda would be helped by fresh perspectives and ideas. Ideas that come forward from wonder, thought, experience and making.

 
 
 

strategic

Strategic work is about focus and making a difference. Strategic is moving from broad, but distinctive perspectives towards specific choices in the design and workings of the organisation.

 
 
 

organisation

Organisations are manmade social constructs. This is the domain of the work of Stordes. For Stordes an organisation is also defined and driven by a shared desire, a common purpose of the people that make up that social space. 

 
 
 

design

Stordes’ design work is about making organisations function in very useful and utterly beautiful ways by letting them physically create their desire. For Stordes, language and images are important means to unveil this desire and trigger the will to strive for it.

 
 
 

studio

Stordes is labeled as a studio to mark a space where a variety of professionals jointly create: a working space where various physical and digital locations come together.

 
 
 

ORGANISATIONS AS WORKS OF ART

When organisations are works of art, they proof to be larger than themselves. They surpass their intrinsic economic value. They radiate beyond their physical boundaries and utilitarian functions. They embrace the concepts of beauty and meaning.

These organisations touch their audiences’ hearts and souls, leaving them both speechless and invigorated. They are conceived with bigger ideas, stronger desires. They exhibit paradoxes of human life and somehow solve them at the same time. Stordes works with organisations as works of art in a daring and caring manner.

 
 
 

daring

An organisation as a work of art demands a distinctive standpoint about the role and place of that organisation in its context, a daring exercise.

To develop such an organisation requires conviction and courage. Devilish dilemmas need to be resolved and uncomfortable paradoxes embraced. Choices have to be made and consequences managed.

Daring is accepting that the process is often fuzzy and the outcome uncertain. Both for the organisation and for Stordes.

 
 
 

caring

Creating and maintaining organisations as works of art means to care and take care.

To care is to gain a deep understanding of the purpose and the context of an organisation and to have a keen eye for the human scale at every level. To become aware of systems and conventions, interactions and structures, power and autonomy, intention and behavior, languages and labels.

Taking the responsibility for the outcome of the design and the creation of the organisation is an undeniable prerequisite, when it comes to taking care.