BUILD IN ADAPTABILITY
Build flexibility into your workspace strategy and reduce costs by offering coworking hubs and other “third spaces” to employees, lease terms that provide ease of changing footprint, and financing options for components of the space.
Adopt work policies that provide flex work time and support work in off-site locations, as well as training on how to most effectively use new planning models and spaces.
Engage employees in developing the right workspace strategy (and help them manage change), which can include their input into the planning process and review of initial design configurations.
Use a planning model that offers greater variety of workspace types and overall flexibility—not a rigid solution that tries to anticipate every unique need.
Integrate flexible building systems, such as raised access floor systems, to allow routing of underfloor HVAC, power, and data.
Accommodate changes to how space is partitioned, by using demountable walls and furniture systems instead of drywall or other traditional solutions.
Select furnishings that work together and can be reconfigured, supporting “mix and match” as planning needs evolve.