How amazing has the weather been????? I hope you’ve all had the opportunity to enjoy it. We have been working on a number of different office projects recently , and the whole ethos of how we work is really changing in the workplace. Now this won’t apply to absolutely ever sector, but for a lot of companies out there, the traditional desk worker is starting to fade away. Break out spaces, Communal meeting rooms and pod spaces are starting to become the norm and employees are responding to this in a much more productive and innovative way.
If however, the desk is still a necessity in your workplace, then you could consider integrating different forms of seating into the space. Or why not have a large meeting area at the end of a row of desks.
The Breakout Space
The breakout space was originally created to give employees a relaxed space to take a break away from their desks and computers. This has really evolved into a space where, not only can small informal meetings take place, but people can get away from their desks and work in a much more creative environment.
Larger break out spaces are also very useful for brainstorming sessions and larger meetings. There have been numerous studies carried out and employees are more productive and innovative in a creative space.
It can also be a good idea to incorporate private meeting rooms within the space. Fully open plan doesn’t work for every company, and there needs to be an allocated space for private meetings.
There are always little nooks and crannies within a space that don’t have to go to waste. Integrating built in benches work really well in an office space, if only for 5 minute meetings to happen.
The kitchen is often a space that is overlooked in an office space. Once the basics are there, sure then its grand! However, this should not be the case at all. The kitchen should be a space that the employees can socialise and chill out in, getting to know their co-workers better and building relationships.
If you are considering an office move or renovation, we would be delighted to have a chat with you, and you can pick our brains for some ideas. You can contact us at the studio on 01 5550398.
The Think Contemporary Team.