Another key component of workplace strategy is technology—and getting employees to interact with technology. To learn more about office space and employee engagement, read our article. As an important design element, access to the right technology helps your workforce be more productive and do better work.
Technology-Based Design Elements
Technology goes beyond individual laptops and monitors. Formcraft incorporates technology-based design elements into office design. For example, televisions to broadcast performance metrics are a great objective-driven design element. You can improve accountability by increasing performance transparency. By placing television screens in conference rooms, you engage the whole team by bringing the focus to the screen, instead of drawing attention to individual scenes.
Technology is highly integrated into the activity-based work (ABW) office plan, which our designers use frequently.
Another example of technology to consider in your workplace strategy is noise-dampening or white noise machines. In addition to in-office acoustics, additional noise-canceling technologies enable employees to hold conversations without making a noisy, distracting office environment.
Layout Design Elements
One thing that might get overlooked when crafting a purposeful workplace strategy, is a company-wide presentation space. Maybe for some that space is a conference room. But there are ways to design multi-functional space out of cafeterias, open floor plan workspaces, and even the front lobby of your office. Incorporating a space to share news is important for keeping your employees engaged.
Another lesser known layout design that will benefit your employees and leadership is the idea of “Foreman” sightlines. Just as in physical labor jobs, the foreman sightlines are there for managers to get a quick visual impression of the work being completed. This helps improve accountability and trust between leaders and employees.