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Over the past 60 years, we’ve been designing and creating agile working environments around the country. More and more businesses are opting for flexible, more productive spaces for their teams, allowing workers to move around the office to work in a variety of setups designed to their creative and professional requirements whilst maximising their available space. Throughout these projects, we’ve worked as design consultants as well as fitting the workplace out, helping advise companies on agile working best practices and how they can maximise their budget whilst gaining the highest return on investment.

Where the traditional office sees colleagues sat at desks with limited movement, agile working essentially provides ‘zones’ throughout an office – allowing employees to work in the best environment for their task, whether it be checking emails/working on a big task or concentrating alone/collaborating on a group project. Agile environments are all about providing a space for each of these tasks in the workplace, helping maximise productivity and space utilisation.

One of the most essential elements of agile working environments is great collaboration zones – Whether working one-to-one or in a group, zones that provide a space to be collaboratively creative have been shown to yield impressive results time and time again. These could be in the form of railway carriages, media touchdown points or stand-up meeting tables.

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Agile Workplace Elements

  • Breakout zones – providing an informal meeting area as well as somewhere your team can relax. Picnic benches areas are also a popular choice for agile environments.
  • Quiet areas – ideal for one-man projects that require concentration with minimal disruption.
  • Collaboration zones – areas around the office where team members can quickly and easily meet to discuss projects.
  • Touchdown points – used by members of the team who visit the office infrequently to catch-up with small tasks such as checking emails or workloads.
  • Telephone booths – a very popular choice in agile offices. These should be easy to access, yet provide space for taking notes, etc.
  • Resources areas – ideal for keeping shared documents and peripherals such as printers, recycling stations and stationery in a central, easy-to-locate place for the whole team to use.
  • Workstations – Set up like a traditional work environment with desks and chairs. These areas are ideal for people more suited to a traditional working environment.

Click on the images below to view examples we’ve designed for our clients.

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