THE OPEN PLAN OFFICE CAN SUPPORT ALL TYPES OF WORK.

Some people prefer to work at a desk while others love nothing more than a comfortable lounge seat. Things can get very complicated when you extrapolate from there, and the noise and distraction of an open plan office can cause stress and anxiety for many people. The key to appeasing different personality types, different generations and different types of work is to offer a variety of postures and places throughout your space – designing a holistic ecosystem within your work environment. That way everyone can choose the right space for the work they need to do at that moment in time.

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Within the open plan you can create an ecosystem of both private and collaborative spaces.

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Small lounge settings can be built into open workstations, creating space for informal meetings.

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Work cafés are multipurpose spaces, great as social hubs or casual places to collaborate.

DESIGNING OPEN SPACE AS AN ECOSYSTEM.

A “resilient workplace” offers the right blend of spaces and solutions to support the way people work. It is designed to adapt and evolve over time, offers a balance of privacy and collaboration, and fosters higher levels of employee engagement. At the same time, it optimizes real estate and supports technology.

A thoughtfully designed ecosystem of spaces supports the five key work modes: Focus, Collaborate, Learn, Socialize and Rejuvenate.

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FOCUS
COLLABORATE
LEARN
SOCIALIZE
REJUVENATE

FOCUS

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People need to be able to concentrate and eliminate distractions.

  • Touchdown spaces
  • Resident workstations
  • Private offices

COLLABORATE

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People need to be come together to co-create and innovate.

  • Formal and informal meeting spaces
  • Project team spaces
  • Shared project spaces

LEARN

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People need active learning spaces where they can absorb information and grow.

  • Training rooms
  • Formal meeting spaces

SOCIALIZE

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People need to be able to casually connect with one another.

  • Lobby
  • Work cafe

REJUVENATE

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People need places for solitude and quiet.

  • Enclaves
  • Quiet spaces
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Today, people can choose to work anywhere, anytime – and may prefer to work at home or at the local café. Creating a workplace where your valuable real estate investment is fully utilized and enjoyed is the key to bringing people together to enhance culture and community.

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Too often in the open plan office more attention is paid to facilitating collaboration. The noise level, distractions and constant interruptions are causing high amounts of stress in the workplace. Planning a work space that provides areas for focus work and privacy is actually crucial to support innovation.

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