With some businesses transitioning back to coming into the office, sitting in collaborative spaces might seem foreign after a year of isolation. Because of this, it’s crucial to make sure that you and your employees are ready to make the safe transition into working in a physical office space. For this week’s article, we’re breaking down how to create clean, collaborative spaces for you and your employees that will make the transition back to the office productive and fun.
Setting Up Work Circles
The first thing you want to do is find a suitable area in your office to create this space. Lounge areas, or even a separate conference room can make for the perfect space to set up for collaboration. Ideally, you want an area with a few windows that is open and bright, as spaces like these can increase productivity and overall satisfaction amongst employees. In addition to natural light, filling the room with ergonomic furniture can have a positive impact on the workspace. Things like standing desks, open tables, comfy chairs, and outlet areas are all extremely beneficial in bolstering collaborative dialogue between employees.
Keeping Collaboration Clean
Establishing a collaborative workspace is a challenge on its own, but what about keeping it clean and safe for everyone in the office? This step doesn’t need to be as intimidating as it sounds, as keeping these spaces clean can be an easy job when you get everyone to pitch in. Encourage your employees to clean up after themselves by having signs posted around the space in regards to throwing away trash and making sure they keep their belongings organized so nothing gets lost or misplaced. Additionally, because collaborative spaces are high traffic areas, keeping things like disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer close by in your collaborative space will discourage the spread of germs and help make your employees feel safe to collaborate with others.
Revamping your space and adding in an area for collaboration is a great way to make the home to office transition easier and more productive. Applying the tips and tricks in this article will help you create a welcoming, productive space for you and your employees, ensuring success and productivity for your business for years to come.