Collaborative Space or Private Offices?

Q. Should we design a collaborative space or private offices?

A. Both. Let us tell you why

via AllSteel

Whether it’s brainstorming an idea or developing a plan for a new product launch, the average knowledge worker spends roughly half of his or her time working with others. Data collected by Harvard Business Review over the last two decades indicates that collaboration time for managers and employees has expanded by upwards of 50%. The challenge for organizations is to provide environments that provide the team space, technology, and work protocols their employees need to collaborate – without losing site of the still-very-relevant requirement for spaces that support deep focus. 

This white paper from AllSteel reinforces the logic behind why it’s important to create collaborative spaces, as well as spaces that allow for focus and concentration. It also includes a “checklist” of considerations when planning, provisioning, and using non-workstation/non-office spaces.