“An architect can sit down and interview your key people and gain an understanding of how everyone works in your business,” says Alec Pacella, managing partner and senior vice president at NAI Daus Property Management.
“He or she can understand the critical components of your business and see what parts of the office need to be more collaborative and where you need to have more privacy.”
Collaboration and open space are more popular than ever in the working world, but Pacella says too much of anything is often not a good thing.
“You need to be able to draw a line between having open space and having a total free-for-all,” Pacella says.
Smart Business spoke with Pacella about how to develop a workspace that fits the needs of your business.
What is the biggest change in today’s typical workspace?
Companies are much more efficient in the way that they use space and that amounts to less square footage.
Some of the factors pushing this trend are the increase in shared working spaces and the rise in the number of people working from home, as well as the diminished reliance on paper files.
The raised floors that would cover up all the cables and wires don’t exist anymore. Younger employees want to be more collaborative and companies are adapting to create workspaces that facilitate that kind of working environment with the goal of boosting productivity. Click here to continue.