Insights from Trends And Concepts’ CEO Joe Bantiling on creating a successful workplace

“Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Values determine the future.” As quoted by Robert L. Peters, a renowned graphic designer and educator, this perfectly describes the foundation of successful organizations we see today.

As a pioneer in the design and build industry, Trends And Concepts has strived to be a model of corporate culture, community, and teamwork across their projects. The company prides itself at making office spaces that are considerate and understanding of its clients’ needs. Thus, we keep in mind these important elements when delivering our services.



The office is the window to your company’s culture. As most employees today spend one-third of their lives in the workplace, it has become their second home, which makes it vital to the company’s success.

“You have to look out for your people’s health and wellness, and treat them as your priority. A well designed and healthy work environment helps motivate employees to their best work. You want your workforce and your guests – anybody who sets foot in your office, really – to see that energy,” said Joe Bantiling.

Working environment satisfaction is one of the top reasons employees choose to stay in an organization. This means that a clean and organized workplace with a lively atmosphere, ample space, and sufficient facilities are crucial to keep employees engaged and their morale high.



A strong culture is a common denominator among the most successful companies. All have consensus at the top regarding cultural priorities, and those values focus not on individuals but the organization and its goals.

According to Joe Bantiling, “As the organization grows, we have to be able to retain the character of our people.” Meaning, we should be able to effectively mentor and pass our best practices and knowledge to employees.

Communication is key to strengthening company culture. After all, it impacts everything from how organizations reach decisions to how employees regard one another. Therefore, our workplace should be designed and set-up in a way where it is conducive to mentoring, collaboration and teamwork.



Last but not the least, the organization’s workplace values set the tone for a company’s culture, and they identify what your organization, as a whole, cares about. Proving that values are crucial in shaping the future of the organization.

As technology and the workplace continue to advance, “We always have to ask ourselves, what else can we improve as a member of the organization?” said Joe Bantiling.

Challenging employees starts with understanding the different factors that influence each individual’s day at work. A workplace is always about the welfare of the workforce. Joe Bantiling leads a team of architects, interior designers, engineers, and professionals, encouraging them to explore ways technology can be applied to support employees’ needs and enhance their projects to meet the vision and demands of their clients.

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