Agile workspaces and offices are areas which have been strategically planned to offer a variety of workplace activities and environments all in one place. This allows you and your employees to choose which office furniture, seating arrangement and space works for you whilst completing your work.
No matter whether this is the first office space you are thinking of refitting or it is something you do regularly, there are many benefits to taking the time to integrate a more agile workspace into your company which include:
- Utilising Your Space:
Many organisations spend their money on space that is not used to its full capacity. They under-occupy it meaning that they are wasting money on an area that is not being used to its full potential. Implementing an agile office space with a mix of desk sizes, purposes and seating areas can make the most of any space whilst providing the potential for growth and change in the future.
- Increasing Productivity:
By creating an efficient working environment, there is room for a positive office culture to develop in which everyone has their own space, the freedom to move around the office and feel relaxed at work. This can boldly help to reinforce the sense of company identity which will increase the productivity of the team as a whole.
- Attracting And Retaining The Right Employees:
With the average worker changing their job at least 5 times in their lifetime, retaining the right employees can seem like hard work if there is room for development elsewhere. Offering employees a stimulating workspace with a range of office furniture means they are not confined to one desk means new talent will not only want to join the business but stay there as well.
- Accommodate All Job Roles:
Dependent on the industry you work within, you may have employees working a whole range of different tasks from designing and accounting, to management and client facing roles. This means that there are different requirements which might involve working as a team, needing more desk space, discussions or periods of solo work. An agile and progressive office layout can help with all of this.
In order to make this move to a more creative, agile office environment a success, you need to make sure that you do it right. Opus-4 can work directly with your team to find out how your company wants to progress, what your employees are looking for and how they plan to integrate the whole team into their office space.
Before you begin this process you can take the opportunity to brainstorm with your team, look at the environment you have now and see where improvements need to be made. This will also give you a clear understanding about the office furniture which is prefered for comfort and focus.
Design an office that works not only for you, but for the culture your company is trying to grow. Think about how an agile office environment can help you in the future and then make it happen.
PKF Cooper Parry are one of the best companies to work for in the UK. One of the reasons is because of the fun working environment they have in their offices.