Hybrid Third Spaces to aid Open Offices
Hybrid Third Spaces to aid Open Offices
Hybrid Spaces in offices are flexible third spaces that enable users to work more flexibly. These spaces can be both fixed and unfixed.
Open-plan offices are becoming more and more prevalent across the world. They offer so many benefits to both employers and employees, and they are also way more functional if you have a continually evolving workspace. If you want to make sure that your office offers a meaningful interaction between workers, then this guide will tell you everything you need to know.
The Pros of Open Plan
There are so many benefits of having an open-plan office space. Some of which can be found below.
Channels of Communication
Colleagues can quickly turn to each other whenever they need to chat about something when you have an open-plan space. This can improve the social interaction of an office, which in turn can lead to a higher level of happiness. You may find that your team feel much more relaxed in their surroundings, and this can help them to work better as a team.
Steve Jobs once said that ideas don’t really happen in the boardroom. Instead, they happen in corridors, and he couldn’t be more right. If you design your office to encourage spontaneous micro-meetings, then this will help you to have a much more productive workplace overall. Collaboration comes very naturally when you have a workplace free from barriers. Open-plan offices tend to foster team spirit, and they also create a much more social space. Frequent meetings are ideal if you want to try and promote good ideas, and it can also help you to get things done as productively as humanly possible.
A happy team is a productive team. People feel more at ease when they know their place. Open workplaces can help you to break down barriers that might have been put in place through segmented teams or walls. Open-plan workplaces give everyone the chance to intermingle regardless of how senior they are in their position.
Another fantastic benefit which might not spring to mind is budget. Having an open-plan office can save your company a huge amount of money as you will not have to worry about planning permission, construction or utilities as much. It’s far more efficient for you to have everyone in the same room as opposed to having them split across 10 or 12 different rooms.
The Cons of Open Plan
Although there are many benefits of having an open-plan office, you have to remember that there are also some cons.
Disturbances and Distractions
When you have an open-plan office, you may find that employees get distracted much more quickly and that they also struggle to concentrate as much as well. This can work against you, and you may even find that they get less done in the day.
Lastly, privacy can also be an issue. You may find that when your team need to take a private call, or when they need to talk with a client in private, they can’t, and this can work against you. If you want to stop this from becoming an issue then you need to make sure that you have at least a few offices which are suited to privacy as opposed to open plan, so individual members of your team have somewhere they can go, should they need to.
How to Get the Best of Both Worlds
If you want to make sure that you are getting the best of both worlds, then we have the solution. Here at Furnify, we understand the importance of making sure that you not only have a workable space that fosters open communication, but that you also have somewhere your team can have some degree of privacy or structure. That’s why our Rooms, Cabanas and BuzziBracks are fully designed to create flexible hybrid spaces you need to adapt to your ever-evolving workplace.
Creating Defined and Workable Spaces
Our structures are unfixed, meaning that you can demount them and create new spaces when and where required. Our unfixed room partitioning products are available in standardised sizes. Still, we can also customise them if you feel as though you need a different size or if you want to change the capacity to accommodate a bigger team.
Blending Seamlessly with your Workspace
We understand how important it is for you to solidify your brand. That’s why we will do everything we can to work with you, so you can get the look you want without compromising your business or your budget. Some of the options we have available include:
- Toughened Glass
- Back-Painted Walls
- Aero Walls
- Tech Wall Fabric
- Biophilia woodland walls
- And more
Creating a Flexi Office Space- What Options are Available?
If you want to find out more about which options are available from our team, then the only thing that you need to do is take a look below.
Our Cabana Room System
The Cabana Room System from Furnify is a freestanding solution that is designed to create space and seclusion in the working environment. It’s an unfixed structure which comes with lightweight walls. It gives you the chance to build a freestanding area that is open-plan, without any restrictions. If you want to define a space, you don’t need to have a room with a door. Sometimes you need to make your space work by merely having a destination- or somewhere a worker can go to get things done. The Cabana Dynamic Workplaces from Furnify offer convenient office space with acoustic privacy. You can also choose to customise each wall of the Cabana, using the options listed above. The main extrusions come wrapped in high-quality oak foil, giving you a custom-built appearance with integrated lighting for the ultimate, modern working space.
Buzzibracks are ideal if you want to create architectural space, and it is designed for an open office. You can easily establish zones where your team can work together or collaborate. The frame is standalone and unfixed, and it can easily be moved or finished off with curtains. This gives you the chance to make your space much more private or you can make it more open if you want. The microenvironment will offer you a selection of add-ons and this means that you can add on hooks, occupancy flags, glass whiteboards or flexible shelves. This option is very popular and we are very proud to say that we are always expanding our offerings as well so if you would like to get your Buzzibracks office space customised then the only thing that you need to do is get in touch with us today.
Rooms Workplaces are very flexible and they can be reconfigured for any office furniture you have. The Rooms Workspaces we have, were developed by Roger Webb Associates and they give you an alternative work solution which allows you to create spaces within your open-plan office. At the end of the day, there is a constant demand for functional spaces in open-plan offices and this is because the working environment is always changing. For this reason, you need to make sure that you are always adapting your space so you can keep up with the needs of your team and your clients. The Rooms come with an architectural structure or an enclave which can be customised in texture, colour and even style. You can add your own acoustic privacy solution, and it can be dynamic, open or closed. This gives you a great deal of flexibility and privacy so that you can adapt to any situation or any requirement.
Creating the Ultimate Office Space with Furnify
We understand more than anyone how important it is for you to create impromptu meeting areas, or spaces where you can share your data, brainstorm, socialise or read. The great thing about our spaces is that they can all be made into adjoining rooms and they can also help you to keep up with your agile working environment. Different spaces can be created in a matter of minutes, and you can also switch between a private room to an open-plan huddle area in no time at all. This alone will give your team the flexibility they need to do their best work and it also means that you can feel much more at ease knowing that you are catering to everyone.
If you want to find out more about our flexible working spaces or if you want to see how we could give you some support then the only thing that you need to do is get in touch with us today. When you do, you will soon find that we can work with you to not only give you the support you need, but also to help you choose the right space for your needs. You can contact us by phone or by email, any time you want.