Office Redesign for Hybrid Working
Hybrid Working Office Spaces
Hubs, activity based working, the agile office, hybrid working, work style optimisation and collaborative environments are just a few of the buzz words that have come to the fore recently, and particularly since the pandemic. As we return to the office and the hybrid working model evolves, businesses now have a unique opportunity to create workspaces which are more effective than ever before. Workspaces that truly enhance productivity and genuinely contribute to attracting and retaining staff.
So what does hybrid working look like in practical terms?
Imagine you’re a client manager who works for a consultancy. Your company have recently implemented hybrid working and relocated their city centre headquarters. It’s Tuesday, one of the two days a week you’ve allocated to spend in the office. You’ve got a busy day ahead!
08:15 - Check In
Meet the Office Manager in reception, check the welcome greeting for your client visit later in the day, and organise handouts and refreshments.
09:00 - The Boss
Into one of the Executive Offices to catch up with the boss. Review the recent contract wins and run through the forecast for the rest of the year.
09:45 - Print
Head over to the Resource Hub to print out some materials for the lunchtime pitch and drop a batch of old brochures in the recycling bins.
10:00 - Emails
Time to deal with some urgent emails in the Desk Zone and discuss a new project with colleagues who are based in the office permanently.
10:45 - Coffee
Grab a much needed coffee in the Breakout Area. Bump into the COO and talk through a few ideas for the next awayday with the delivery team.
11:00 - Brainstorm
Meet up in one of the project rooms with the rest of the presentation team to share some ideas for the lunchtime pitch.
12:30 - Prep
Settle into one of the Individual Pods to tweak a few presentation slides and do a couple of final practice runs.
13:00 - Pitch
Client Presentation in the Meeting Room. This is a much bigger space than in the previous office with a lot more flexibility as to how it can be configured. The new hybrid working model means it's always in use for both internal and external events.
14:15 - Lunch
Late lunch in the Dining Area with colleagues from accounts. Sort out some client billing queries and review budgets for the rest of the year.
14:45 - Documents
Organise the spare materials from the presentation and drop them into your locker in the Storage Hub.
15:00 - Calls
Commandeer one of the Individual Booths. Respond to some important voice messages, check in with home, and make a couple of personal calls.
15:30 - Discuss
Discuss a sensitive issue raised by one of the clients in a Meeting Booth with the Head of Human Resources.
16:00 - Plan
Planning meeting with the Financial Controller in one of the Meeting Pods to start looking at marketing spend for the next fiscal year.
17:15 - Celebrate
Informal drinks in the chill out lounge. Celebrate a colleague's promotion and their exciting move to set up the firm's first overseas office.
21:15 - Home
No rest for the wicked! Family fed and watered, kids in bed, time to do the follow ups from today and get some ducks in a row for tomorrow.
The Building Blocks of Hybrid Working
Furniture is the key component when it comes to harnessing the benefits that can be derived from workstyle facilitation, activity based working and the hybrid model.
Whilst the choice available has never been greater, as an independent furniture specialist, we can help you navigate the options available and formulate practical solutions at multiple price points.
Planning, Designing and Delivering Hybrid Working Environments
As well as supplying furniture, we have decades of experience in commercial office interior design and planning. We're also well-seasoned project managers and our end to end support services deliver spaces where that help people thrive.
Reimagining existing spaces to accommodate new working styles and patterns, particularly in the post-lockdown environment, is one of our service lines which is experiencing greatly increased demand.
Whether you are looking for help in bringing your ideas to life or completely fresh input, we’d love to hear from you. Our truly collaborative approach generates designs which combine flair and practicality.
Breathing new life into tired and uninspiring places is a large part of what we do. We have extensive experience of sourcing and managing all of the trades necessary to create the foundations for new spaces.
If your project involves fitting out a new shell, as well as furniture, we can manage all aspects of the fitting out process. We cover everything from flooring and lighting to finishing touches such as murals and plants.
Examples of Our Clients
We help clients create great spaces to accommodate anywhere from 2-3 people to 200-300 people.
We've also gained considerable experience in the Corporate, Agency, Financial Services, Professional Services and Tech sectors.