Companies have begun to change their organizational structures with the domination of generation y employees in today’s business world.  With the removing the hard and dominant hierarchy, changes that support the new structuring in office design have become a necessity. To create transparent spaces that support a transparent and open management approach, solid walls have been destroyed and open office system has been introduced. Open office system is divided to categories as collaboration, concentration, communication, chilling out for different working styles.


Meetings, team work, training and other creative working together need a space to match. 
Collaboration areas are designed to support the free flow of ideas. Typically, they are furnished with flexible table groups and equipped with whiteboards or flip charts – and of course presentation technology. Big tables for spreading papers and other materials are often in an important role. Also, the walls should accommodate hanging of papers.Collaboration areas are placed so that groups can work uninterrupted and without disturbing others.


Sometimes the work demands absolute concentration.

According to studies, in a typical office there are disruptions every 11 minutes. That’s why it’s good to be able to retreat to special Concentration area, where talking is not allowed.
Some people do all their daily work here, some need just a few hours every now and then. Whatever the case, the work ergonomics are important.Concentration areas are placed apart from noisy and busy places such as entrances and Communication areas. Different partition screens block unwanted noise and offer privacy. The most important factor, however, are the ground rules. You don’t disturb anyone sitting here, no matter how much you’d like a chat.


Workplace planning plays an important role in internal communication.

Communication areas are created to support both planned and spontaneous exchange of information as well as presentations. 
In Communication areas, the ideas flow and people can catch up without disturbing others. Here ad-hoc meetings can be held, reducing the need for formal, booked meetings.
Communication areas are placed apart from individual workstations but on such a central location that everyone at least occasionally walks through them. This creates a sense of community also for those who like to keep to themselves.

Chilling out

In every working day, there are moments of tranquility such as breaks, snacks, reading a paper or having a chat. Chilling out areas are made to support these moments.
Chilling out areas have pleasant lighting, sound ambiance and comfortable seats. There might be books or games as a source of inspiration.
Calming views outside from the window can also help bounce back from heavy concentration.
Chilling out areas help recovery and let you get back to your work feeling as good as new!

September 25, 2017