With the use of 3D software, designers today can keep costs low and format an office arrangement that pleases the client each step of the way. Indeed, the software is an important part of the design process as it enables the designer and client to make any needed changes without too much undue stress or hassle.
The use of technology and the way offices are designed are changing the way people buy, rent, or use space. Therefore, shared office space is not going away any time soon as the technology that is being used makes this type of arrangement practical. In fact, you might say that collaboration today is the work model. That is because collaboration creates a buzz in the office environment and the buzz, in turn, creates the energy that is needed to get things initiated and completed.
The Idea Behind Collaboration
Everyone has heard a story about people starting a business in their garage, only to become a huge Fortune 500 company. That is the concept behind collaboration. When you create an office environment where people share the space, you cannot help but prosper and see an increase in your staff motivation as well as your bottom line.
Collaboration is a key element in today’s trending office environments. As a result, many office designs are saying “so long” to large private office spaces. For example, One Office Interiors works on many design projects that eliminate the big corner office so shared private enclaves can be used instead. This kind of arrangement can be put together quickly when you make optimum use of your office space. A small enclave with a door offers privacy for those employees who wish to look over notes or conduct research on their laptops.
Today, designers know that employees do not have to be sitting at a desk all day in order to work. Instead, employees work without distraction in shared yet private spaces. When they are in the office, it is important that the spaces they use are functional. As a result, workers also need “touchdown spots.” Employees in these areas read and send emails and check their voicemails and files.
The designers of today are creating office spaces that are as accessible as they are inviting. For example, if an employee cannot access a needed report from where he or she works, it won’t be useful to him or her. Therefore, new office spaces today separate long-term files from files that can be retrieved immediately.
For today’s alternative work environment to succeed, managers must move out of their offices and place files in a central area. The immediate files are located not more than 5 metres from each worker or can be accessed on the Internet.
Therefore, today’s space design is based on office activities. Designs are planned around how employees work. For instance, an employee might touch down first to check their voicemail or e-mail. Afterward, he or she might attend a meeting. If the meeting is confidential it might be held in a private enclave or, if it is not confidential, then it may take place in an open office space.