Top 5 Ways to Ensure your Collaborative Space is a Success
With worries about noise, increased social activity reducing productivity and alienating more introverted staff - or worse, investing time and money into a space that simply isn’t used - introducing collaborative space can be a concern for business owners.
Creating a collaborative space that effectively caters for the needs of different personalities, working styles and processes is a complex task but the benefits can’t be underestimated. From improved relationships that result in more open, honest working relationships, to enhanced creativity and knowledge share, collaborative space has been shown to have a positive impact on culture and staff wellbeing.
To ensure your new space is a success, here are our top 5 things to consider:
1. Allow movement – Sometimes creative minds think better on the move so don’t cram furniture into every spare inch.
2. Make it comfortable - offer a variety of furniture, from low, comfy sofas to high, sturdy bar stools to accommodate long meetings, lengthy creative sessions and extended conversations.
3. Facilitate creativity – provide the tools and technology to encourage the ideation process. Whiteboards, smart screens and traditional flip boards can all help employees to visualise their ideas.
4. Sound control – Quiet zones, pods and noise dampening technology can help minimise the disturbance to other individuals and teams.
5. Make it flexible – there’s no ‘one size fits all’ so opt for furniture that can be moved and repositioned to ensure the space is flexible enough to meet the needs of different teams.
At Axis House, your new office design starts with you. The most important part of the design process is to ensure a thorough understanding of your business - your core values, principles and aspirations - so that we can create a workspace of the highest quality to match.
To explore how a more collaborative workspace could work for you, get in touch with the team at Axis House today or read our free Collaborative Workspaces whitepaper.