Flexible office spaces are necessary for today’s office environment and they have benefits that help employees get the work done while keeping them engaged. Flexible office spaces are orderly and structured—not scattered, chaotic, or haphazard.
Plan the areas needed for focused work and spontaneous interactions since both are needed.
Modular office furniture solutions make it easier to meet the needs of your employees and show them that you’re committed to supporting their efforts.
You’ll also see advantages to using modular office furniture, especially in contemporary office designs.
The Need For Flexible Office Spaces
In recent decades, thinking has switched from “workers must produce no matter how tough the environment” to an emphasis on ergonomics and supporting employees with the best possible tools. Productive offices with good morale have the equipment and well-planned spaces that support employees.
Companies face the challenges of accommodating staff with different types of needs in today’s hybrid workforce. Employees can accomplish their tasks in different locations thanks to communication technologies.
In past decades, outside salespeople were the ones coming and going from the office. Now, members of finance teams and production teams can do their work remotely or in the corporate office.
Today’s flexible office spaces accommodate ever-changing needs. A variety of furnishings are made to be completely mobile in multi-use spaces.
Photo: Stylex Verve Chairs
Flexible Office Space Planning
Planning your space well is essential. Here’s what’s happening:
You’re laying out the office so the workflow moves logically and your employees feel supported.
No easy task, but 2010 Office Furniture has over a half-century of experience helping clients determine the best office layouts for productivity.
Each client receives custom solutions depending on their size and how many employees are full-time on-site; remote; or temporary.
The hybrid office is an ongoing reality where you can create flexible office spaces clearly defined by tasks and departments, and other spaces that can be arranged to meet any specific need.
Who Are Flexible Spaces For?
Your full-time, in-house staff who endure commutes along freeways like the 405, or the 55 in Orange County, need their dedicated workspace. Flexible office spaces for them mean giving them the freedom to move from one place and relocate with their laptops and cell phones, or pen and paper pads, to a comfortable area where they can get away from the confines of a workstation.
Give your team the freedom to move around the office with:
- Dedicated workstations
- Lounge areas
- Break rooms
Photo: Source International Repeat Seating
Team members who work from home or other remote locations need to stop in periodically for briefings and other types of updates with in-house staff. This is where flexible office spaces are extremely useful and beneficial.
Photo: ERG International Brighton Modular Lounge Seating
Architectural walls provide flexible office spaces for meetings and so do certain types of lounge furniture like the ERG Brighton International Modular Lounge Seating, designed so users can make multiple configurations.
You can also provide workstations for remote workers, especially those on a hybrid schedule.
If your area is sectioned off by departments, then each department can have a specific place for the employees who stop in two or three days per week.
Modular cubicles help with flexible office spaces. Thanks to modular cubicles, you can easily put workstations and certain models of tables in storage until you need them.
Maybe you need to hire a temporary worker for a month or more to catch up on data entry or create new marketing materials.
It’s easy to take cubicles out of storage, set them up, and then take them down again as needed. Choose from traditional-looking cubicles like the HON Accelerate Workstation or a unique design like the DARRAN Honey Workspace.
Photo: HON Accelerate Cubicle Workstations
Photo: Darran Honey Workstations
Flexible spaces accommodate clients as well. You don’t need a conference room for a meeting area. An enclosed conference room may seem too constricted. Create a relaxing and pleasant atmosphere using modular furniture that has color schemes and fabrics with a homey feel.
Photo: ERG International Laguna Lounge Seating
Consider the ERG International Laguna Lounge Seating which has numerous customizable options and fits in personal and public spaces such as common areas, cafes, and lobbies.
Nesting tables can be used for a pop-up workspace and returned when finished.
People who you contract with will occasionally want to stop in and show you new product lines or give you ideas on how you can improve some part of your operation. So now, you’re the client and they’re the supplier.
Arrange modular and acoustic furniture for flexible office spaces as a solution or take them inside a space that’s defined by architectural walls.
Photo: Trendway Volo Architectural Walls
Plan Your Office With 2010 Office Furniture
Refresh your office and create flexible office spaces to meet your existing needs. The team at 2010 Office Furniture has helped Southern California’s most distinguished corporations, nonprofits, and small businesses function more effectively with customized and modular furniture solutions.
Contact 2010 Office Furniture with questions related to your needs and possible projects.
Read Also: Using Mobile and Nesting Desks for Your Office
Main Photo: OFS Hex Seating & Ottomans
Resources & Special Thanks to Respective Product Manufacturers: Darran, ERG International, HON, Source International, Stylex & Trendway