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Check out this article written by our very own Solveig Tschudi Lawrence and find out how to best align your business culture with your space!
When you think about office space design in today’s world, you hear conflicting advice. Some people tout that open plans and “benching,” or bench-like desks that accommodate multiple people, help employees collaborate more. Others espouse private offices due to having fewer distractions.
Breaking It Down
With different generations working side-by-side in the same space and different ideas on what works best, making the decision on how to accommodate people and office space is a complicated challenge that companies need to overcome.
When it comes down to it, every company needs to think about designing a space that works for the following needs:
1. Who their people are
2. How they work most productively
3. What tasks they do throughout the day
4. What the company culture is
3 Best Practices for Culturally Sensitive Office Space Design
My clients who have had the best success in designing effective office spaces and tackling the challenges associated with it, follow these steps:
A Sense of Meaning and Purpose
I recently read the book Man’s Search for Meaning in which Austrian psychologist Viktor Frankl discusses how each person’s sense of purpose affected their survival outcome in World War II concentration camps. This theory also rings true with employees. If you help them find purpose and a sense of meaning in their roles, they will stay with you, continue to be successful, and grow as employees and human beings.
On a regular basis, share what the C-Suite is working on for the overall strategy of the company and also stay “tuned in” to your people. Listen to them, and they will listen to you.
See the original article, at LinkedIn.