Why agile working is the future of office culture

As the culture within workplaces shifts with the introduction of a new generation of employees, so does the way in which employees achieve optimum productivity.

The latest trend in workplace design is known as ‘agile working.’ The concept of agile working is based around the opportunity for employees to work in a space that will fit them best and therefore maximise their productivity.

“Research continues to show that employees feel most productive when they have control over their own work environment. No one-size-fits-all mould can adequately be calibrated to the range of jobs and employee preferences out there. Adjustability and variety go a long way toward keeping employees happy and productive.”

For tasks that require more concentration, a quiet and comfortable space to focus might be preferred. If a brainstorming session or another type of creative group task is necessary then a laid back, more social environment could provide the best results. The modern, agile workplace will contain all of this within one building.

Interior designer Stephanie Allen explains:

“Is there … stand-up meeting locations where you can quickly spread out plans or designs and immediately collaborate? Huddle rooms where more sensitive discussions can be held more privately? An area expressly for innovation that allows for pinups and sticky notes and tracking the progress of ideations and concepting?”

Knotel’s associate director of design strategy, Mike Koons, believes that the more freedom employees have, the more productive they will be:

“Research continues to show that employees feel most productive when they have control over their own work environment.

"No one-size-fits-all mould can adequately be calibrated to the range of jobs and employee preferences out there. Adjustability and variety go a long way toward keeping employees happy and productive.”

Bimstore offer a wide range of models designed by world class manufacturers with the modern agile workplace in mind. Take a look at the agile working collection from Orangebox here.

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