Goodbye Office, Hello Workspace

Businesses are becoming more and more flexible, always looking to improve the efficiency of their workforce. With that in mind, companies are now turning their backs on formal meeting rooms and looking to open-plan workspaces.

With office space in the UK at a premium, it is crucial that businesses use the space they do have to its full potential. Many are looking at the alternatives to a standard enclosed office area.

Modern day workspaces are all about communication, flexibility and interaction. They are large open-plan spaces that encourage group conversations and more face to face discussion – this can be both a positive and a negative.

While this is great for team meetings and the morning tea run, employees can often find it difficult to concentrate due to the lack of privacy.

Improve Office Productivity

The average cost of a desk per person per year in central London is staggeringly somewhere between £12,000 and £14,000. Therefore, reducing the number of fixed and formal workstations can be a huge boost to company finances.

In recent years, there has also been a shift to activity-based working practices in the modern office. This means that a more evolved working environment encourages staff to move to designated quiet rooms and team spaces.

Some larger companies are even promoting the use of their cafeteria or lounge as the main venue for meetings, taking the noise and distraction away from those not involved.

Informal workspaces are not to everyone’s taste, but they certainly have significant benefits if used in the right way.

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