Is your office adaptable? Can you convert your office layout quickly to accommodate the changing needs of your workforce? Or, do you have more of a traditional office space that is fixed and hard to change? With a hybrid work model, which allows employees to divide their time between remote work with in-person work, and activity-based working environments on the rise, having an office that can quickly adapt to different settings will become more and more important in the years to come. Read on as we take a deeper dive into what exactly is involved with creating an adaptable office space.
WeWork, a company that provides flexible shared workspaces, has published extensively on this subject. A recent post by journalist Steve Hogarty on WeWork’s website reads in part, “Flexible workspaces can be easily rearranged to accommodate changing business objectives, or quickly scaled up and down to fit teams of different sizes. These kinds of dynamic office spaces are typically designed to be used in conjunction with flexible working arrangements to provide teams with the freedom to work where, when, and how they want.”
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Setting up a More Flexible Office
- A Flexible Floor Plan
- Adaptable Furniture
- Better Connectivity and Equipment Access
- Paper-Free Spaces
- Flexible Style and Décor
- Usable Outdoor Space
- Open-plan designs
- Quiet areas
- Adaptable workstations
- Shared amenities
More on Adaptive Furniture
- Modular Soft Seating
- Modular Workbenches
- Desk Pods
- Meet-Point Tables
- Collaborative Breakout Furniture
- Acoustic Elements
Flexibility is Key
We know employees crave flexibility. This was true before the pandemic and will flexibility be even more important after most employees have spent more than a year working remotely. In fact, a Capital One survey found that “85% of office professionals surveyed believe flexible workplace design is important and 83% said they have their best ideas when working in flexible space options. Flexible schedules also prove to be crucial to talent attraction and retention – 73% of workers say a flexible schedule is in their top two reasons to stay with a company…”
The opinions found by Capital One’s research appear to be the rule rather than the exception. A recent global survey from the HR and recruitment firm Adecco found that 75% of workers say it is important for companies to retain this flexibility, not roll it back.