We live and work in a world that is interconnected and constantly evolving. Major trends are already affecting the workplace. Organizations should discover new ways of working and seek to improve collaboration and cohesion in the workplace. A changing workforce also poses new challenges for organizations. Savvier about design and technology, employees now have higher expectations for a more innovative collaborative working experience.
The role that design, technology and policy plays in the creation of collaborative working environments
There are three main parameters that affect the type of workplace solutions that should be designed to support productive collaboration. Business leaders must address workplace design, technology and policy to create successful collaborative working environments that are engaging, productive and flexible.
A company’s personality and culture also plays a significant role in the way we collaborate in the workplace. Organizational culture should support and impact workplace design, as well as be aligned to business policies and processes.
The workplace must be authentic and include inspiring, meaningful spaces that supports the physical needs of employees and improve the experience people have at work.
Defining the right balance of collaborative workspaces for your organization
Analyzing the type and tone of workspaces in terms of size, level of privacy and spontaneity provides organizations with a baseline of what is needed to facilitate more productive, meaningful and engaging interactions.
By better understanding the distinction between functional standard workspaces and speciality bespoke workspaces, organizations can better support productive collaboration whilst achieving unprecedented levels of employee engagement, satisfaction and productivity.
Examples of Standard Workspaces
Example of Bespoke Workspaces
Having the right technology is key to highly successful collaborative working environments – it should be adaptable, reliable, easy to use as well as maximize workplace performance and improve business process efficiency.
Are you making the most of technology to improve collaboration?