One of the main trends in the construction of office space of recent times is the rejection of partitions and the creation of as much open space as possible for the organization of workplaces. Under this concept there is a real practical justification.
Specialists and managers note that the absence of partitions and delimitations of space contributes to an increase in the productivity of employees and an increase in the overall performance of the company. In this regard, perhaps the advantages of coworking lie also in the close contact of the people working in it.
Let’s evaluate the pros and cons of coworking spaces and try to get the best from them for use in your office.
- The office system for building an office clearly emphasizes the rigid hierarchy of boss-subordinate relationships. The boss, as a rule, has a large, spacious office, while other employees huddle in stuffy little rooms, cherishing the idea of moving up the career ladder and moving to a more spacious office.
- In addition, the doors to the boss are always closed, as if emphasizing that I am too busy for you and ask you not to bother me. While the open office space, where the head sits in the same room with the employees, on the contrary, speaks of his openness and readiness, together with subordinate employees, to solve complex problems. In addition, this layout of the office allows the boss to be constantly in the know about the mood of employees, their needs and problems.
- The indisputable advantage of open office space and the location of employees “side by side” and “back to back” can be more active involvement of everyone in the tasks of a neighbor, improving the quality of interchangeability of employees, as well as the ability to quickly conduct “brainstorming” that rallies people and increases their motivation to solve a common problem. A Harvard University study confirmed that the transition from an office system to an open office layout gives the company an average of more than 400% increase in labor productivity.
4. Another advantage of coworking for business owners is a complete or partial refusal to rent their own office and pay for coworkers’ jobs. In some cases (it all depends on the specifics of the business) – this can become a real tool to reduce company costs and increase business profitability.
But, of course, there is no one universal solution, everything is relative. Some negative aspects of coworking can forever erase the intentions of business owners to use this solution for their company.
As a conclusion, we can draw the following conclusion. Whatever design and concept for your office space you choose, you should always remember the people who work near you. Whatever your requirements for the daily routine or uniforms at the workplace, do not forget that all this should serve a common goal – the success of the company and the desire to do amazing things every day!
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