Inspiration strikes, but deciding to take your ideas into a business of your own is a very calculated endeavor. Building your idea into a brick and mortar corporation takes strategy, vision and shared resources. Coworking is the perfect strategy for taking your idea from a concept to a business of innovation.
What the talent wants plays a huge role in not only acquisition but office design. When one is in the market for a career change or a new job, expectations are high. The thrill of the hunt, the fresh change of people and place. The exciting opportunity to embrace the change is all part of this process. Stepping into an outdated office puts the brakes on that enthusiasm.
The collaboration of color is an integral part of creating meaningful workspaces that encourage productive behaviors. Corporate office design has been in a neutral zone for a very long time. Take a look around your office. Are the walls dull and reminiscent of an institutional building rather than a place of dynamic collaboration? Punching up your agility with color is one of the simplest ways to create a culture of innovation.
In a sea of open office design, personal workspace has been the most affected commodity. Amidst all the innovative furniture design that supports employee health and wellness goals, there was one trend that significantly stands out among the rest: the return to privacy. As companies continue to monitor big shifts in office design that foster taking better care of their employees through better office design, the adaptable, dependable cubicle is clearly making a comeback with some surprising adaptations.
Even with the best of intentions in an open plan office design, workplaces can be challenged by communication barriers that can impede their success story. What is commonly referred to in business circles as the Silo Mentality is defined by the Business Dictionary as the mindset present when certain departments or sectors do not wish to share information with others in the same company. This type of mentality will reduce efficiency in the overall operation, reduce morale, and may contribute to the demise of a productive company culture. It all comes down to accountability and communication.
Workbench technology is an enduring workplace tradition, for many good reasons. Benching systems are a simple, efficient, straightforward and adaptable. From the crude wood tables used for centuries by artisans and craftspeople to today’s sleek and technology-infused versions for knowledge workers, benching is a concept that’s continuing to evolve to meet a wide variety of workplace needs. In North America, the trend toward benching has been catching on fast because it’s a hard-working solution that addresses converging business realities.
Vibrant office design gave Tavistock Development Company’s scattered offices more connectivity to each other and to the organization’s purpose: to create healthy, vibrant places to live. With Living Office® to create healthy, vibrant places to live.
A recent article by Maria Konnikova on NewYorker.com talks about the detrimental effects of open plan offices. The title of her article, “The Open-Office Trap,” shows you where she stands on the subject. She points to a study by an organizational psychologist Matthew Davis which found that “though open offices often fostered a symbolic sense of organizational mission, making employees feel like part of a more laid-back, innovative enterprise, they were damaging to:
- Attention span
- Creative thinking and
Dogbone cubicles are a flexible configuration that encourages employee collaboration. Trends in office furniture style and layout have changed radically in the last ten years. Cubicles with high walls that gave employees quiet and privacy have gone out the window in favor of an open plan office layout which encourages interdepartmental collaboration between employees.