Who Uses A Flexible Workspace?
There's plenty of discussion about how office design can inspire workers and increase their productivity there. As a consequence, businesses are increasingly investing in building unique, custom-branded rooms. However, even though your office has been professionally decorated, when it comes to employee comfort and workflow, you may not be getting the most out of your space.
Technology keeps increasing mobility and flexibility in the way we work. We will build our offices accordingly. By creating a flexible, fluid space that supports our mobile workdays, you can make better use of every square foot in your office while actively facilitating productivity and wellbeing for employees.
We'll explain why flexible workspaces matter in this post and how you can build one in your office.
Why Flexible Workspaces Are Good for Your Office
With the constant virtual contact offered by laptops, tablets, and mobile devices, the need for face-to-face experiences in the workplace has diminished, research and data are accumulating on how in-person interactions help us at work.
The flexible design also has an important impact on an individual’s independent workday as well. HERMAN MILLER’S STUDY ON COMFORT IN THE WORKPLACE found that “worker comfort directly affects important predictors of operational efficiencies, such as productivity, job satisfaction, retention, well-being, and at its most basic level, of course, worker health.” In areas of employee engagement and job satisfaction, creating flexible spaces that allow employees to be mobile, switching their surroundings, and having a say in where and how they work most comfortably can produce positive results.
If your business is can or has a lot of part-time or mobile staff, in addition to integrating common areas and multi-use furniture, it will optimize the spatial productivity and reduce costs by implementing alternative work policies such as hoteling, hot-desking or unassigned workstations.
How to Create a More Flexible Workspace
In practice, a flexible workspace substitutes transformational spaces for rigid cubicles. You need designs that provide simple versatility to cater to regular movement, complex workflows, and collaboration.
Here are some common features of flexible workspaces:
Collaborative workspaces. Everybody in an office needs their own personal space for heads-down tasks but they do want to be able to work easily and efficiently with their colleagues.
Going beyond the cubicle. Cubicles have their advantages when it comes to focusing, but many businesses are opting to build more open floor plans and selecting moveable cubicles with lower walls.
Flexible, multi-use space. Not all offices have a total area of 12,000 square feet. Take advantage of that which you have. So long as you have the furniture and the versatility, your kitchen space will act as a large meeting room if needed.
Flexible Design for All
Flexible workspaces have a range of benefits, including increased comfort, well-being, and productivity for employees, which ultimately leads to better business.
Are You Ready to Find Your New Flexible Workspace?
Victory Workspace has been serving professionals in the Walnut Creek, California area for over ten years, and even after the Covid 19 Shelter in Place is over we will be here for you. We offer a large variety of Flexible Workspaces, short term office rentals, meeting rooms and a welcoming event space with plenty of free parking for you or your guests. All that while providing our clients with daily opportunities to network - in-person and online - with other business-minded professionals just like you! To learn more, set up your free tour or inquire about which one of our services might be right for you, reach out to one of our amazing Community Guides at Victory Workspace for more information.