Relaxing Social Spaces
Today, businesses understand that the cross pollination of ideas between different departments is a fundamental part of an innovative working culture. Companies are adding spaces such as cafes, lunchrooms, and game rooms where employees from different departments can relax, bump into each other, and have conversations that might otherwise not have happened.
Ad-hoc Meeting Spaces
Every square foot of office space is precious so finding creative ways to optimize space is essential to running an efficient business. These ad-hoc spaces provide places for employees to have quick impromptu conversations and then get back to work. Employees often prefer these cabanas to the alternative of scheduling and using conference rooms.
Scheduled space in a conference room seems old school but the reality is that these rooms are essential for any business. Whether it’s a board meeting, team standup meetings or the occasional HR use-case, conference rooms are necessary for the successful operation of a company.
Though office design trends have shifted away from cubicles and private offices, the fact remains: we all need a place to call our own. Personal workstations are a place we can retreat to and go heads down for a couple of hours.
Essential tools for a personal workstation include a good pair of headphones, a desk, a monitor and an ergonomic chair.
The truth is that work is no longer done solely in an office. Sometimes workers need to head to a coffee shop for creative inspiration or stay at home for a heads-down-productivity day.
The days of cubicles are behind us; we now live in a world where companies should not only accept but encourage remote work or writing an article on a beanbag chair. In general, the key to making your team as productive as possible is to offer spaces that adapt to various types of work.