Increasingly our workplaces are filled with ‘knowledge workers’. The way in which they work differs from the working patterns of ‘traditional’ office workers – much more participative, team-based and relying on research and discovery.
How does the way in which you design and build your office space recognise these different working patterns. Probably not at all. An office is an office is an office seems to be the design mantra.
Design for the work they do, not the place they sit at should be the new philosophy. Observe, record, ask – then start to think about space and the way in can be configured…. and, of course, make it flexible.
Your staff will thank you for it .. and they are likely to be more productive.