Creating an office design that works for everyone can be challenging. Small individual offices are quiet and more private, but at the same time they can be isolating and take up too much space.
Open offices are great for collaboration, yet they can be very distracting, creating a noticeable drop in productivity. So what’s the solution?
Ideally companies want mixture of both worlds, and they can find it in a new concept called office neighborhoods.
What's Inside an Office Neighborhood & How It Helps Your Business
Office neighborhoods provide a great compromise between a completely open plan office design and a more closed off style with cubicles and fully enclosed office spaces.
Companies embracing the office neighborhood concept ditch the traditional idea of everyone having a fixed workspace and instead create flexible activity-focused work zones that employees can move between freely.
Office neighborhoods split the workforce into groups or “communities” who need to work together on a particular day or for longer term projects. Being a part of a community instills a sense of belonging and promotes collaboration and communication between team members.