How Work Modes Impact Modern Workplace Design – Part 2: Collaboration

Welcome back for part two of our five part series on how work modes impact modern office spaces. Today we explore collaboration and its impact on workplace design. With studies showing that collaboration and innovation have an 81% correlation, it’s no wonder why many companies rank collaboration as their most critical work mode. Although collaboration does not take up as much time in our day, it is an essential component of any workplace as employees must come together to accomplish a common objective. The newest office designs are accommodating this by providing meeting spaces of various sizes and designs, with technology that makes communication easier no matter where you might be located.

The meeting spaces inside of the Austin, TX headquarters of RetailMeNot feature a variety of fun designs to inspire creativity. The smaller offices are used for informal collaboration of two to four, while larger meeting spaces allow for more formal meetings of larger groups.

How Work Modes Impact Modern Workplace Design - Part 2: Collaboration - The meeting spaces inside of the Austin, TX headquarters of RetailMeNot feature a variety of fun designs to inspire creativity.Source: Office Lovin

A non-traditional approach to office design sets the Honeybook office in San Francisco apart. The informal meeting spaces woven throughout the office make you feel right at home and promote collaboration throughout the day.

The informal meeting spaces woven throughout this office make you feel right at home and promote collaboration throughout the day.Source: Office Snapshots

The formal boardroom at Heavybit Industries pays homage to the industrial past of this former warehouse, turned office, in the SoMa District of San Francisco. Industrial fixtures combine with modern technology and contemporary boardroom furnishings to create one striking meeting space sure to impress clients and staff.

The formal boardroom at Heavybit Industries pays homage to the industrial past of this former warehouse, turned office, in the SoMa District of San Francisco.Source: Contemporist

Want to make your collaboration spaces more inviting and relaxing? Try a casual meeting space with relaxing lounge furniture. Mix in various chairs like the Worksmart Ethan Accent Chair or 28.5” Wide Fabric Armchair (available in custom fabric options) for a fun retro twist.

Want to make your collaboration spaces more inviting and relaxing? Try a casual meeting space with relaxing lounge furniture.

Require something a little more formal? The Townsend Collection by OSP Furniture is a distinguished choice for professional office spaces.

How Work Modes Impact Modern Workplace Design - Part 2: Collaboration

Office Star Products offers a variety of solutions to help create collaboration spaces that drive innovation. From meeting tables and office chairs to lounge chairs and sofas, find the answer to your meeting space needs. Contact us to find out how we can help you achieve your office design goals.

Read on as we continue our journey with part three of our five part series on the impact of work modes on modern workplace design. Before you go, leave us a comment and tell us how you weave collaboration areas into your office design.

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