The traditional office layout no longer works for a lot of companies who need to provide facilities flexible working, hot desking, video meetings, and collaborative working. While this approach is often associated with start-ups or digital companies, even established law firms and more traditional businesses are discovering that flexible offices improve productivity and allow people to choose their working environment according to their tasks for the day.
Responding to Employee Needs
In many flexible offices, none of the desks or offices are assigned to a single person. Instead, there are casual workspaces, quiet enclosed offices, and meeting rooms that people can book according to their needs. If a sensitive meeting needs to take place, it can be done so in private. But if someone simply has to do admin work a common area is usually the best place for it.
Form needs to follow function in good office design, so an office needs spaces that respond to every task carried out within the company. This approach doesn’t just help people work in the way that suits them – it can significantly decrease rental costs and help make telecommuting easier.
Creating Your Flexible Office
A comfortable workplace needs more than separate areas to accommodate different tasks. Modern offices require numerous wifi and internet access points, cooling systems to counteract the heat produced by computers and servers, furniture that meets health and safety requirements, and security systems that ensure that there are no gaps in coverage.
Our interior designers work with you to find the best way to accommodate all of those needs, as well as the unique requirements of your company. Your flexible workplace can be built to suit any aesthetic, so if you would still like a traditional interior or require furniture that follows your brand look and feel just let us know.