It’s quite likely that you’ve heard of agile working. This is a working method that has gained major traction over the last decade or so and it’s become quite popular in mainstream offices. However, you don’t have to go totally agile in order to grab the benefits.
One of the features of agile working is the way in which the office is designed. Offices are separated into zones. You’ll usually have a zone for collaborative work, one for quiet work, another for meetings, perhaps one for breaks, etc. It’s up to you how you arrange your zones but the idea is that there are different spaces for different types of tasks.
Office space design is another flexible beast and you need to work out the best way forward for your business. But, if you want to use the same zone idea without going totally agile, that’s possible too.
However, on the other hand, the agile working method is very beneficial. Check out this video for a bit more information.
The plus point of having zones is that you’re not going to have stressed out employees. They can use a particular space to do a task that fits the bill. For instance, if they need to concentrate they’ll go to the quiet zone, where the entire space is designed for concentration. That means they’ll be able to do exactly what they need to do. Similarly, people who need to collaborate aren’t going to be worried about disturbing everyone else because they’re in the right zone.
We need to focus more on the experience of our employees during their working days. They spend a lot of time sitting at their office desks and that time needs to be as stress-free as possible and as enjoyable as possible too. Zones can help with that and create the ideal working experience for everyone involved.
You don’t even need a huge amount of space for this either. You can easily adapt to your current office size and use clever space management to arrange your zones accordingly.