More and more companies have been adopting flexible office space set-ups to help employees meet their business’ rapidly changing needs. But if your company has been working in a traditional office for a long time, working in a flexible office space will take some getting used to. Fortunately, there are ways to help ease the transition and make a flexible open space work for your business.
191 Works, your trusted conference room rental provider, shares some tips here.
Ask Your Employees About What They Need to Get Their Work Done
The end goal of designing a flexible open space is to provide employees with everything they need to get their work done. To learn more about your employees’ needs, you can create a survey or schedule a town hall meeting where they can give suggestions.
Designate Dedicated Activity-Based Spaces
The need for flexibility and the rapidly changing business environment is what’s driving the shift to flexible office spaces such as open offices and coworking spaces. However, even in an open office, there still need to be guidelines and regulations in place. The great thing about flexible open spaces is that different areas can be easily used for other purposes. But to maximize employee productivity, you should still designate a primary activity for a particular room or office space. For instance, you’d need to designate a meeting room, breakout room, or a relaxation space where employees can destress. And if you need more space for a particular activity, there’s always the option of using an hourly office rental.
Give Employees More Autonomy and Control
Micromanagement isn’t the most effective approach to managing a team and can even lower employee productivity. When a company shifts to an open office, they’re essentially giving employees more autonomy and control over how they get their work done.
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