TREND ALERT: The Agile Workplace is the Balanced Workspace

Wendy (Kastner) Jacobs
by Wendy (Kastner) Jacobs
February 28, 2018


The concept of an agile office is gaining traction in today's workplace. Companies are realizing that a one-size-fits-all approach to office design no longer works in a rapidly changing business environment. An agile office is all about flexibility and adaptability. It is a workspace that can easily be reconfigured to meet the ever-evolving needs of employees and the tasks at hand. This means combining different types of workspaces, such as private workstations and open collaborative areas, to create a dynamic environment that fosters creativity, collaboration, and productivity. By embracing the agile office concept, companies are not only improving employee satisfaction and well-being but also increasing their overall business performance. It's no wonder that more and more companies are jumping on the agile office bandwagon.

Now, companies are transforming their offices into flexible, activity based working spaces. In an effort to boost productivity and employee comfort and wellbeing, they’re designing holistic environments that speak to a multigenerational workforce and meet individual needs. They’re combining options for much needed focus (cubicles and private workstations) with spaces that encourage interaction (open work spaces and communal tables) with designs and amenities resemblant of a boutique hotel (lounge seating and gourmet offerings). Coupled with the use of digital technology (wifi and secured connections) companies are empowering employees to work where they want, how they want, and when they want.

Agile workplace by Unisource Solutions

Over the past few years, we’ve noticed a trend in commercial workspace design in which companies are adopting a more balanced approach to the office layout. In order to meet the challenge of accommodating different employee needs and work styles, they are designing a variety of spaces. Need to crunch some numbers for the annual report? A private workstation might best suit your needs. Have an exciting RFP that needs the entire team’s attention? Team up in a huddle room and get those creative juices flowing!

Innovative offices are embracing an agile workspace design

Innovative offices are embracing a hybrid workplace, optimizing their designs to fit the work demands of their employees and transforming their spaces to mirror today’s changing work philosophies. They’re merging dynamic work areas with assigned desks and blending open office space with private areas.

The open office is not a thing of the past. It’s a part of the whole. Check out our case study section and see how some of the top names in their category are integrating agile workplace design. Dole Packed Goods, M Moser SF and Hudson Pacific are just a few!

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