In order to keep up in today’s complex and constantly evolving business landscape, companies accustomed to traditional workspaces must begin to integrate furniture solutions that allow for more flexibility in the workplace.
There’s been a lot of conversation surrounding office design and how far it can go to motivate employees, improve productivity and build a brand known for being up-to-the-minute. As a result, companies are creating interesting, custom-branded spaces. In fact, streamlining the workplace has become a norm across the globe as companies look to minimize costs and optimize opportunities.
Not all offices have incredible amounts of raw space – and many companies don’t want the responsibility of taking on a lot of space to begin with. Why not take advantage of what you’ve got? A small space can function as a large meeting room, as long as you have the furniture and the flexibility in place.
There are a few simple steps you can take to integrate flexibility into your workspace:
Design your workspace to be a completely wireless environment, to enable mobility.
1.Create a floor plan was with different types of work spaces to accommodate different work styles and business needs. Include open spaces called quads or plazas where employees can meet informally, a commons area for breaks, and enclosed offices that allow for privacy when necessary. The absence of cubicle walls will allow for more natural light and creates a more open and spacious atmosphere.
2. Use movable walls to convert and reconfigure large meeting rooms into smaller rooms when needed.
3. Utilize soft seating on wheels, mobile table and movable privacy screens to allow participants to spontaneously create a collaborative meeting space. Products like the Kurve can be used for common area works stations, a meeting space or an informal resting lounge. Adaptable, convertible furniture will allow you to transform any workspace into an opportunity to inspire brainstorming sessions, enhance presentations and promote impactful, effective discussion.
Implementing these steps into your design will also allow for collaborative workspace opportunities that might not have existed otherwise. While employee needs their own sense of personal space to allow them the time and space to focus in on projects, they also want to be able to collaborate with their colleagues conveniently and comfortably.
In an era of business on the move, true mobility has become a necessity. When you have a workspace that can bend, fold, roll and slide as you need it to – there is no place your business can’t go.