Making Work Spaces Work

Work space design looms large in how people feel at work. As organizations decide to keep shrinking office and building costs, they do well to keep top of mind the four core dimensions of work spaces.

Built Space: The fixed and flexible structures, features and constraints of the physical environment

Personalized Space: The space experience aspects people can personalize related to their five senses

Socialized Space: The group agreements on how space needs are expressed and managed on a scheduled and real time basis

Virtual Space: The ways people manage connection and privacy through their available technologies

Each leverages important and unique opportunities to shape spaces that support optimum conenction, engagement and well-being. Each works from a focus on core principles including:

  • Social harmony and culture 
  • Emotional energy management
  • Privacy and confidentiality 
  • Transparency and accessibility
  • Productivity and collaboration
  • Empowerment and ownership
  • Personal and shared learning