Getting Creative with Work and Shared Zones
Studies show that workers productivity levels differ as well as respond to a variety of environments, therefore understanding how your workers work best is essential to catering to their needs. While remote workers may be used to their personal space at home, there is also a sense of collaborative and socialisation that some workers crave when they are in the office.
But what does it take to create a collaborative workspace in an office, and how does this fit the unpredictability of staff presence?
Having a mixture of zones comprising of traditional desk layouts, individual pods and comfortable couch spaces and collaboration tables allows for your team to move about the office while having the opportunity to find a space that works best for them and therefore improve overall performance and work for staff coming and going. Limiting designated desks will also limit an empty and possibly lackluster environment.
Remote workers are accustomed to having an environment they can control whilst generally being quite isolated with less distractions. It is beneficial to simulate these advantages and allow workers to have the ability to control their environment within the workplace. It is essential to consider flexibility when designing these spaces to allow for individual control and to fit in with the possibility of company growth and technology advances.