What is flexible seating?
Flexible seating gives employees options to choose where, how, and when they work on-site. Unlike traditional seating arrangements like cubicles and assigned offices, flexible seating is designed to be adaptable.
Let’s break down what we mean by this below. Flexible seating helps employees choose:
- Where they work – Some examples include designated quiet areas, meeting rooms, and meeting pods. Giving employees the option to choose where they work on-site ensures they can be productive and do their best work.
- How they work – Some examples include working on sofas, bean bags, mats, or using standing desks. Flexibility to choose how they work helps employees stay alert, comfortable, and focused.
- When they work – Employees can find and book the perfect space to work before coming on-site. Using a room booking system, they can plan to work on-site on days their teammates will be there and reserve a desk next to them so they can collaborate.
Another benefit of flexible seating is that it can encourage people to come to the workplace. By making it easy for employees to find the ideal workspace, they may be more inclined to work on-site. This helps companies maximize their real estate investments by ensuring their physical spaces aren’t left empty or underused.