Tag Archives: Downsizing

Creating an Agile Workplace: Overview

Agile Worklplace Google HQAn agile workplace is one that is constantly changing, adjusting and responding to organizational needs. Agility requires a dynamic relationship between employees, management, work and the workplace as well how work productivity gets measured. Many companies are now finding that in order to attract and retain the best and the brightest, they need to rethink the workplace and how work gets done. One of the side effects of this is that office space requirements are usually reduced from 30% to 50% of the traditional workplace model with the implementation of an agile workplace strategy and technologies. Below are some of our posts on the Agile workplace.

The Latest Science Of Workplace Productivity

There is a whole branch of science devoted to getting things done. Workplace productivity studies have helped prove once and for all what some of the best workplace configurations are and why. Workplace productivity is something that can be enhanced and controlled as it turns out. Understanding the elements that can be controlled is what […]

4 Laws of the Agile Workplace

A decade ago, the buzz word in business was telecommuting–today, it’s a phrase: the agile workplace! According to a recent study published by the MIT School of Architecture and Planning, “(The study) found that agility – the ability of the workplace to adapt to change – has emerged as the single highest priority in the […]

Re-Imaging the Office Workplace Into the Agile Workplace

Here is a great video on the changing office space workplace and the re-imaging of the office workplace that is in process. You will find it is 9 minutes well spent and is entertaining in addition to educational. It is a great overview of the emergence of the Agile Workplace and the changes that are […]

Rethinking Productivity in the Agile Workplace

Many business owners are changing the way they think about productivity in the workplace by creating agile, non-traditional offices. Using telecommuting, third place workspaces, office hoteling, and other fresh techniques, they are creating workplaces that retain the best and brightest employees, increasing productivity, employee satisfaction and increase their profits, too. Changing an office work style […]

Creating a Happy Workforce in Today’s Workplaces Part 1

Hiring and retaining cream of the crop employees is, to say the least, challenging in today’s competitive marketplace. Creating a happy and productive workforce is not an easy task, Workplaces have up to 4 generations in the workplace with different values and this presents some big challenges. Employees that are happy and satisfied with their jobs […]

Creating a Happy Workforce in Today’s Workplaces Part 2

Last week, in Part 1, we started this two part series discussing the hiring and retaining cream of the crop employees. We said that it is, to say the least, very challenging in today’s competitive marketplace. Creating a happy and productive workforce is not an easy task, Workplaces have up to 4 generations in the workplace […]

Creating a Great Workplace: It’s More Than Perks and Unique Designs

Great workplaces offer environments that consistently attract, retain, — and most importantly — inspire and engage the best and brightest. […]

Changes in the work patterns that today’s workforce employs to excel are evolving at an amazing pace and leading to the creation of agile workplaces. It is an employee driven phenomenon, courtesy of the new generation of knowledge workers, that can benefit all generations in the workforce. It seems that there is one article or […]

Ways to Maximize the Benefits of Office Hoteling

A growing practice in the business world is that of office hoteling. Office hoteling involves providing work space to employees on an “as needed” or “first come first serve” reservation basis rather than assigning permanent office space for each person to work in. It can be very effective in businesses where employees frequently work from […]

5 Tips for Achieving a Smooth Office Hoteling System Set-Up

Are you interested in finding out how to create an Agile Workplace and how to set-up an office hoteling or desk sharing reservation system ? Are you concerned about how to make it all work? If so, you may want to read our five tips for putting an office hoteling system in place: #1: Company-wide […]

A Downside to Downsizing Employee’s Office Space Allocation

We have all been reading for quite a while how many companies are downsizing their office space by making it more efficient; allocating office space to as low as 100 sf per person. The past recession made it very popular and was supported by employees… to help save their jobs. Now that the recession is […]

Current Trends in Office Space Planning

So, you are out looking for new office space rental or maybe you are renegotiating your office lease and want to make sure your space is as productive as possible. Here are a few of the current trends in office space planning: High panel cubicles are out. Benches or open work areas are in. Headphones […]

Even More Agile Workplace Posts

How the GSA Saved Millions on its Office Space Requirements

Solving Management’s Top Concerns About Moving to Remote / Flexible Workforces

Of Aetna’s 35,000 employees, 14,500 do not have a desk