Flexibility at work

Flexibility at work

Agile Working

Promoting maximum flexibility

An agile workplace allows for the principle of maximum flexibility relating to when and where people work. This not only boosts efficiency but also encourages collaborative working. The revolution in technology has meant that working in silos is becoming a thing of the past, and channels of communication are opening up. This can encourage you to start working collaboratively if you do not already do so. Effective lines of communication can be implemented in the office and off site through mobile devices.

Designing an agile workplace requires:

  • Structuring the workplace interior to create a multi-purpose and flexible working environment suitable for collaborative working
  • Furnishing and partitioning to meet the needs of co-working and teamwork while also providing spaces for privacy when required
  • Reflecting the agile working ethos of the client through lighting, décor, branding and other features
staff breakout
Agile working
Agile working

Motivating the workforce

Agile working is very much in tune with today’s way of life, where work and leisure activities are much more closely aligned than in previous decades. While ethical businesses are careful not to intrude to frequently into their employees’ home life, today’s workforce is increasingly willing to carry out work activities out of hours, such as meeting colleagues or clients in a café for discussions fuelled by a cappuccino.

A workplace that reflects this relaxed and informal collaborative working approach to business can be an excellent motivator for employees, with positive benefits for productivity and wellbeing.

Agile working methods
Agile working methods

Defining the interior

Glenside is well aware of the trend towards more relaxed, informal and collaborative interior designs for business premises and we have undertaken innovative office design and fit-out projects based on these new styles and values. There are many benefits to working collaboratively, such as increased productivity and the creation of innovative ideas. Designing an agile workplace can frequently be based on the concept of making people “feel at home.” This can be achieved through structural features, finishes and furnishings, together with providing attractive and comfortable break-out areas.

We feel that agile working office design is a welcome trend that will stand the test of time. It can improve lines of internal communications and give employees a feeling of connection with their leisure lifestyle when they go to work.

Enhancing positive perceptions

An effectively designed commercial interior based on the agile working principle can say a lot about the business concerned.  Seeing the dynamics of a flexible and collaborative workplace in action can create a strong impression among customers and stakeholders of a forward-looking and innovative business. Similar perceptions of the brand concerned will help to attract a high calibre of candidates for recruitment.

Agile working methods

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