For some of us, going back to the office seems like a distant fantasy, and believe it or not, now is the time to take advantage of the new office normal.
For one thing, some of us have been creative working from home – often working from the comfort of our homes where we get creative on the go. However, many of us have lost the ability to collaborate with people – the ability that comes from being indoors, with many people, through meditation. So how do we make sure we’re relaxed – but also have the added benefit of physically working with others – once we’re back in the office?
Manufacturers tend to overlook productivity needs in “breakout” spaces, but these can be quickly changed to improve productivity. With the right location – sound features, electrical solutions, and ergonomic fixtures can transform these spaces to be as comfortable as your home – and take your unplanned meetings to the next level.
Social Distraction Design, for Productivity Purposes!
We have all experienced it: the uninterrupted attention we have when we work from home, while we can set a personal way of working without the interruption of the office. In addition to considering new desktop systems and remote work programs, an important lesson we should consider is opening up personal space in our office:
- Designated Privacy Zones: Individually controlled zones allow people to stay in the comfort of their privacy without feeling watched or disturbed. Designated privacy zones can be located between spaces such as bedrooms and kitchens.
Flexible “Privacy Avoidance”: In addition, businesses can implement flexible strategies, such as multi-functional units, that will enable privacy.
- Office: Another way to get the focus of the office will be to move a game room or another concept in the “office” that will allow you to withdraw and complete privacy n ‘to make full-service equipment. Employees can keep it as a vacation by scheduling between meetings, making the company work in a “don’t worry” mode.
Try to measure the relationship between activities to prepare for the next support arrangement
You wouldn’t think that data has anything to do with interior design, but surprisingly it does. Before starting WFH, we did not pay attention to the relationship between departments.
Although we thought that R&D would work with the product team, surprisingly, R&D also works very closely with our legal department, for reasons related to intelligence, such as special data and logos.
Also, the Big Brain team, which is the AI team here at monday.com, doesn’t always work with our product team – they often work closely with Customer Success, to provide that team with insight.
The positive impact of this data on our desktop can help us in two ways: to adjust the configuration of our desktop and to know who interacts the most, between different groups. If companies were to consider collaborative teams seriously, they could use their results to set up new physical offices – perhaps saving square footage for teamwork first and foremost in the open space.
The bottom line
WFH taught us a lot about ourselves and what we want/expect from a future office space. One thing is for sure, we all love the comfort of our homes, but that feeling is hard to replicate in the workplace. By creating a plan that focuses on privacy, productivity, and personal space while considering the comfort of people’s homes, companies can implement more collaborative, humane, and transparent offices.