We couldn’t be more thrilled to share some incredible news about our inspace AI-Driven Workplace Platform!
We couldn’t be more thrilled to share some incredible news about our inspace AI-Driven Workplace Platform!

Successful Hybrid Office Design

How does your organization see itself embracing hybrid work? Does it include redesigning the entirety of the office space, or pivoting its current functionality? With the push to keep hybrid and remote work an option even as we head towards post-pandemic times, companies are quickly realizing that they will need to make some permanent changes to how they use their workspace.

Every company will differ in its strategy of how it creates a hybrid office, although there are some key factors across all. The end goal, however, is typically the same: Support employees in how they work best to (hopefully) see increased productivity, more sales, and less employee turnover.
Elements to Keep in Mind When Designing a Hybrid Workspace
1) Collaboration: Areas for collaboration are typically able to accommodate teams and even large groups of people at one time. Having specific collaboration areas within a workspace encourages people to brainstorm on a large scale, allows leadership to announce important projects/news for the organization, and run through training exercises.
2) Solo/Independent Work: Equally as important as collaboration, solo areas should be created throughout a hybrid office space to allow for independent work. While many people are inspired with ideas and motivation when collaborating with coworkers, the majority of the “foot work” in a project is done singularly between employees.
3) Flexible (Open) Use: Having multipurpose areas throughout a hybrid workspace can allow for a bit of flexibility in how employees decide to use it. Whether teammates use these open spaces to create project timelines, a singular employee uses an entire room to map out a large scale project, or leadership decides to host open one-on-ones, the space is able to conform as needed.
Hybrid offices want to get the right mix of these elements to make employees feel comfortable, safe, and engaged when they come into work. Depending on the culture of the organization and physical real estate to work with, how a business takes these into account can widely differ.
Will a Hybrid Office Become Obsolete?
According to an Australian study, 60% of workers would rather work in a hybrid office. This can be for multiple reasons including: A better focus on mental health, being able to find a balance between work and home life, and potentially more autonomy. One of the greatest benefits from an organization’s point of view is that a hybrid model opens up the workforce to any type of worker. Whether an employee excels in a remote setting or in-office, the hybrid model caters to both.

With a whopping 29% of workers stating that they would debate quitting their current position if they were forced to work completely in-office going forward, employee expectations will continue to keep hybrid offices in high demand.
How Hybrid Offices Have Already Evolved
From the offices of Google, TikTok, and Pinterest, we’ve learned that hybrid offices don’t just have to utilize space to work - they can incorporate a lot more. Cafes, soundproof booths, libraries, theater rooms, and even gyms are just some of the extra amenities that have been added on to hybrid offices to encourage employees to make more meaningful connections, put their health as a priority, and genuinely enjoy getting to come into work.

As we stray from the traditional office cubicles and dusty meeting rooms, we’ve started to see less and less use of desks. In fact, PWC states that organizations were seeing up to 50% of assigned desks vacant even before the pandemic hit - making the traditional office space even out of touch with what people have evolved to.
Where to Get Started
After an organization has decided on transitioning to a hybrid office, inspace works with them to help design and plan the perfect workplace management solution. Our software allows employees to book desks, meeting rooms, and more through an easy-to-use app to make working and collaborating as simple as possible.

Implementing the inspace software in an organization can be done by anyone - no IT team required! When each workstation is equipped with an inspace device, employees can book spaces in advance, see where other team members are working, and better plan their in-person work day. In order to successfully design your hybrid office, get in touch with us today!
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