We’ve discussed this topic before: the idea of collisions of people who wouldn’t otherwise talk happening upon each other in the hallway at work and coming up with a fantastic new idea. We as designers can only create the spaces that would facilitate such an encounter but this article is diving in deeper discussing the data that is being collected by companies using new office designs to better their business. The discussion follows a variety of effective tools that can be utilized by companies that will impact their bottom line in a positive way. How companies think about cost for office space, what type of interactions the space needs to promote and what the goals of those interactions should be are all discussed at length with supporting data. Digital workspace and co-working spaces are also discussed exploring how they can be used effectively. The ultimate conclusion of the article is, as always, that there is no single solution office design. You need to do what works for you.
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