In a world where collaboration is dominating the design sphere, flexibility is creeping in as the new normal — and it all comes down to making workers comfortable.
“The individual space is getting smaller, the public space is getting bigger,” says Rightsize Facility Performance CEO Mason Awtry. “We’ve seen too many people take an approach of trying to be creative and cool, but it doesn’t provide people with what they need to get their work done.”
That’s because not every worker is programed for an open office design. So while it’s important to build a collaborative environment, it’s also a good idea to create a workplace where every employee can thrive, regardless of their personality type. For example, 30% of people are still introverts and they want their own individualized spaces, which can make an open office design less effective.
“The best advice I can give is to focus on the productivity,” says Awtry.
Rightsize employes a design furnish approach, where workplace strategy, design and furniture are all combined into one cohesive element. This philosophy aids businesses in building a more flexible space, that can be configured with employee needs in mind.
Listen to Mason Awtry talk shop in a recent interview by Awarely to learn more about how today’s workspaces must adapt to the changing needs of mobile companies — and how Rightsize can help your business be more productive.
Rightsize Facility Performance, headquartered in Chicago, IL, is a nationwide office interiors and facilities services firm serving corporate clients in transition. Founded in 2004, Rightsize employs an industry leading “Design/Furnish” approach to ensure seamless workplace transitions and is a single source for interior design, furniture procurement, delivery and installation, asset disposition, facility decommissioning and ancillary project services. Through its Office Furniture Center brand, which includes OfficeFurnitureCenter.com and a 200,000-square-foot showroom, Rightsize also provides a single source for quality workstations, desks, seating, filing, conference and reception furniture