Designing Collaborative Office Spaces

Increase collaboration among employees

We can show you how to increase “we” spaces without increasing your real estate costs

Technology continually increases our freedom to work whenever and wherever we want. This freedom has resulted in the need for more face to face collaboration among employees, but most office environments are designed based on maximizing the provision of individual space or “I” space. Employees are demanding more and more collaboration or “we” spaces. By designing around processes and people, we can create workspaces to encourage interaction and to allow workers to share content, information and knowledge.

Avoid common mistakes made in creating collaborative work environments

More and more research is turning up everyday that states that the open plan work environment is not supporting how people work. This problem is often due to companies simply not providing the variety of work settings needed to support the various activities of workers. Eliminating 65″ high panels is not the solution to increasing collaboration. Many companies have fallen into the “open plan desking & benching trap” in the search for real estate savings and the desire to increase collaboration. Eliminating visual obstructions is only part of the solution. Creating a high performance, collaborative work environment requires having multiple work settings for employees to use throughout the day to support how they work and providing the visual and acoustical privacy needed for the type of work being done.