Agile workplaces are designed for flexibility. They provide an option for everyone, and every type of work, from accounting to sales to coding to pitching, and everything in between. An agile office space design reflects the diversity of the employees it comprises. Learn how to make your workplace flexible, vibrant, and productive for your employees.
- Hybrid working policy. An agile office space design considers the fact that not all employees will be in the workplace from nine to five. Many will work at home or remotely at least a few days a week. For an agile office model to work your workplace needs hybrid working policies. These policies will tell employees when they’re expected to be on-site and when they can work elsewhere.
- Hot-desking. While some employees will want traditional, assigned workspaces, others may only be using desk space a few hours a day between meetings and working remotely. Consider unassigning some of your cubicles to free up space and allow for more flexibility. Implement a hot desk booking system so that employees can reserve a desk when they need one.
- Informal convening spaces. Encourage collaboration and team-building by providing plenty of informal gathering spaces. Add seating to your kitchen, order some comfy chairs for those empty nooks, convert unused spaces into lounge rooms with couches and tables. Not only does this help colleagues connect, it also offers them more flexible working options: a place to email between meetings, collaborate on projects or just eat lunch and chat.