Companies today have shifted their priorities to focus on creating inclusive environments that best attract and retain talent.
Choosing between an open or closed space can be daunting, but ultimately depends on what works best for your organization.
“For the first time, we have data to help inform this decision as well as other decisions about the type of workplace strategy offered by employers,” said Diane Hoskins, Co-Chief Executive of architecture firm Gensler. “This new data will help companies devise more effective real estate strategies that will improve employee productivity, deliver cost savings, and make an organization more attractive in recruiting top talent.”
According to Gensler’s various workplace studies, employers aiming to create a healthy workplace experience should implement open environments that include private spaces, incorporate useful amenities that optimize work, and use coworking as a part of a healthy workplace rather than serving as a replacement.
Overall, Gensler’s research has found that combining open environments with the right amenities and private spaces is the best recipe for a great workplace.