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Flexible Workspaces

Hallmarks of flexible office space

There’s more to a flexible workspace than just flexibility. The sum of its parts is what enables that trait. Here’s what determines how adaptable and accommodating a workspace is:

Desks and chairs are essential, but need to accommodate how employees work. Ergonomics and mobility are must-haves, which makes pieces like standing desks and rolling chairs with lumbar support popular furniture options in flexible areas.

Roles flexible workspaces play

Office design isn’t just about the work—it’s about how that work gets done. That means giving employees the spaces they need to do good work on their terms.

Space is too precious and costly to serve a single purpose, and talent is too valuable to pigeonhole workers into a certain type of work. Flexible workspaces are a compromise and an asset.

What are its benefits?

Flexible workspaces can be easily rearranged to accommodate changing business objectives, or quickly scaled up and down to fit teams of different sizes. These kinds of dynamic office spaces are typically designed to be used in conjunction with flexible working arrangements to provide teams with the freedom to work where, when, and how they want.

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Open Space


5 Flexible Workspace Trends

Hot desking

Desk Hoteling

Activity-based working

Office neighborhoods

Coworking spaces

The Future of Flexible Workspace

Although the workforce is more distributed, demand for high-quality office space isn’t going away. While employees appreciate the flexibility of being able to work remotely, JLL’s research shows they miss the ability to socialize and collaborate with others.