Office based businesses are finding ways of becoming increasingly flexible, to varying degrees of success.
Working styles like agile working and activity based working have caught on across Sydney, and the rest of the commercial world.
One way to promote a malleable style of working is through the use of flexible furniture.
That means that instead of the stock-standard desks and workstations, the office is fitted out with some desks, as well as couches, benches and a variety of other spaces.
This gives your staff a number of options about where and how they work.
However, you do need to build a culture of trust when using a setting with flexible furniture, so that your employees maintain their productivity.
When it works, it can have a number of fantastic benefits for your business.
Something for Everyone
No one worker is exactly the same.
Everyone works a little differently, and that includes their preference of where they work. Some staff thrive at a desk, but many do not.
Therefore, by installing more flexible furniture and workspaces in your office, you’re giving your staff options.
Those who operate better on a couch, can work there. Or workers who prefer to sit up at a bench with a hot cup of coffee are able to do that.
By offering a range of spaces for your staff, you’re giving each individual their best chance to thrive.
An environment that promotes flexibility and unconventional design, can boost creativity within your workforce.
For instance, staff working in a comfortable environment will be more relaxed. And when people are more relaxed, they’re naturally more creative.
Flexible furniture in an office promotes employee wellbeing.
By giving staff the choice of where they work, you’re instilling trust. This in turn can make your workers happier, as they get to work in the environment that best suits them.
And when workers need a chance to de-stress, they can simply take themselves to one of the quieter, more relaxing work spaces.
Moreover, an office space with flexible furniture means staff will move around more than they would if they were working at traditional workstations.
Therefore, they’ll have more opportunity to stretch, get their heart rate up and ideally lessen the risk of eye strain.
It’s actually more cost-efficient to utilise flexible furniture, rather than a sea of workstations or cubicles.
This is particularly useful when combined with an agile working policy, where staff might work from home more often.
That means your organisation can also save on space, as well as money spent on all manner of office furniture.
To discuss the needs of your office, get in touch with Niche Projects here.