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Space is increasingly seen as needing to serve a specific role. Historically staff have been organised by job function or department, but productivity is now being understood more in the context of how people are organised around project related activities.
Creative, social and informal interactions provide the foundations of collaborative group decision-making. Steve Jobs famously said that ‘the best, most unique and innovative ideas happen in the corridor between colleagues who may not ordinarily work with one another’. Collaboration will ultimately come more naturally where community is encouraged, helping to build relationships across the organisation and inspire new thinking.
Can a new, low density, versatile environment increase the effectiveness of staff whilst encouraging safer working practices? We certainly think so.
2. Communication and Enrichment
Company values matter, and this should be reflected in how we communicate and encourage a creative working environment from wherever we may be whether this is at home, our studio or abroad.
One of the characteristics of our industry is its international nature for which we have found ourselves travelling less and relying on technology more. Without quite realising it we have prepared ourselves for a world reliant on remote communications. Furthermore, not only are we fully proficient and equipped in this form of communication, we have found this progression to be a natural one. The dynamics of communication have already changed, how we work has changed. Now is the time to cultivate this understanding of technology and how we use space to enable a fluent and flawless working process.