Why do people gather at work? To connect socially, generate ideas, perform on projects, and share information. Leveraging the Competing Values Framework™ and Collaboration Modes, we partner with organizations of every type to create environments where employees can connect, think, do, and inform.
Whether you know it or not, you have already worked in a social space. The ratio of gathering spaces to private spaces has dramatically flipped to at least 50/50 and often 70/30 in highly collaborative environments. See 4 reasons why this type of space is growing in importance.
Technology has enabled personal desks to disappear and offices to shrink, but it also made working together in the same space more rewarding. Explore the blend of past and present collaborative tools which allows employees to work together even when they’re geographically apart.
Paradigm shifts around collaboration and teaming during the pandemic have had a major impact, particularly on high-performing teams. See why keeping all team members engaged, productive, and enabled to actively participate in collaborative efforts—even from a distance—is key.
Collaborative work accounts for the same proportion of time as individual computer work—and you need space to do both. Social spaces exist so people can be free to do what they need to best to create and innovate. Learn more about the importance of Social Spaces and collaboration at work.
Social Spaces span the spectrum—from collaborative focus work to celebration, calming to energetic, indoors and outside. Find everything you need to know—insights, applications, and solutions—for creating Social Spaces that draw people in to help them feel (and do) their best.
Cultures that thrive on change need collaborative employees. Designing spaces for groups that gather supports collaboration at work. The first step: Identify your organization’s culture type to understand your primary collaborative default mode. Learn more about the foundation of culture when creating spaces to improve collaboration.
As headquarters operations were spread throughout four locations, keeping collaboration flowing felt like a chore for this utility company. See how employees’ feedback for more openness, ease of collaboration, and more non-traditional workspaces led to flexible settings that support the ways people choose to work, recharge, and network.
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As people come back to the office, they’re excited to be here—in a thoughtfully designed office and showplace to support collaboration. A level for collaborative spaces includes the employee lounge, meetings rooms, and flexible spaces. See how this new building offers employees spaces to be separate, but still collaborate.
What space reflects a motto of “Fun, Pride, and Profit…in that order”? Five floors of a downtown high-rise designed to let go of the traditional idea of attorneys working in private offices with sizes based on status. See how this firm created a dynamic environment that includes social spaces where people can collaborate, interacting with each other and the outdoors.
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