As Technology evolution tilt towards making everything wireless, workers can now virtually work from anywhere. Wireless technology utilized in the corporate arena include tablets, smartphones, and laptops, equipped with WebEx, GoToMeeting or Skype for meetings. Offices are mostly left with empty cubicles, and companies are taking advantage of this trend to update their office space to save real estate costs. These wireless devices may also cater to the traditional emailing for a more formal communication and cloud servers for circulating documents and files. However, even though these recent advancements in technology make office tasks be done virtually, face-to-face interactions are still necessary. It depends on the situation but we can still give credit at how ideas naturally are born through face-to-face brainstorming.
Nowadays, cubicles and workstations in modern office designs are trimmed down, but money is put up to create suitable spaces for meetings, conferences and informal gatherings. Office fitouts in Melbourne mostly delivers attractive yet still efficient spaces for in-person collaborations such as meeting rooms, conference halls and lounges instead of cubicles.
Trimming down workstations
A traditional cubicle used to be 8 x 8 feet or 8 x 10 feet, but it has shrunk to 6 x 6 feet. Some do not even house subdivided workstations any more, just a common lounge where everyone can pick a spot but with accessible wired or wireless Internet connection and charging stations. All they ever need is just the Internet nowadays, and they are good to go. But it is best to put an effort on the design of the place and embellish branding, to give it an extra feel and inspire the flow of creativity and ideas.
Get rid of high partitions
Partitions are now significantly lowered, or entirely junked. This fosters more interaction among employees. However, few private offices still need to be reinforced into the design for executives. Being in an own private office is like declaring a status symbol, almost saying “I run this place”.
Areas to serve organizational goals
Space saved from cubicles can be utilized for meeting rooms of various sizes serving different purposes. For example, a small team meeting only needs a small meeting room and need not use a vast 16 seater conference room. Office fitouts in Melbourne prefer to have both types of rooms to serve a particular purpose.