In a traditional office environment, businesses used to rely on formalized meetings in conference rooms to foster team collaboration. These kinds of gatherings still have their uses, but in today’s world innovation, collaboration, and quick-decision making are critical to the success of a company. Traditional business practices fall short of giving modern professionals better social engagement with their peers. Millennials especially like to discuss and develop ideas in a more informal setting around the office. How can your office furniture setup foster this kind of collaboration and make your team more tightly knit?
Open Office Design
The modern office is designed to encourage openness, transparency, and enjoyment of work. Companies that want to increase their team’s cohesion can use their overall office design as well as modern office furniture to foster this collective atmosphere. Google, in particular, has been a leader in advancing this kind of an office design, and while some of their ideas and implementations may be too extreme for your space, you can cherry-pick the best ones for your company.
Getting Things Done Smoothly and Quickly
Modern office furniture includes collaborative furniture, which is designed to allow your team members to come together in an environment where ideas can be freely shared and thought up. Sectional lounges can be configured with media consoles and are perfect for small-scale presentations and meetings. Modular furniture is another good way to maximize the utility of your office space and enhance team interaction in the workplace. Modular workstations can be installed fairly easily and can also be configured in many ways to adapt to whatever task may be at hand for your employees. They can have the privacy to work on projects alone if needed, but the glass panels between stations also encourage easy communication with other team members!
Ready to Transform Your Office Design with Some New Furniture?
American Design Associates, Inc. is a furniture dealer and design firm serving clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. We strive to ensure that every customer ends up with the office design and furniture to help their business run for years to come. We have the expertise and resources to help you get your move off to a great stress-free start. Visit us online to see what we can do for you, or give us a call at (410) 823-5500. To see examples of our work and get more advice on furnishing your office space, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google+.