Our team has identified the Goldilocks number though: two office days a week. Worth noting, however, is that the decision of two days over three days was a close one. Here too, the results are consistent with other LinkedIn poll results. It’s likely that many of our colleagues voted on LinkedIn. 😀
We are definitely looking forward to seeing other faces in the seat next to us and who knows, maybe desk-sharing does wonders for team-building … Not that we would never give up our Sport Challenge and our book club, of course ?
(Shared) desk practice is best practice
So, why are we telling you about all this? Because when researching the best workspace solutions for our team, we felt that learning from the experience of others is most helpful. Therefore, we want to share our best practices with our community as well … and maybe even inspire you during this short read.
Our 5 best practices:
- A hybrid working model with optimally 2 office days in a week. Any number of office days should be feasible though, as long as your team won’t be strangers.
- A desk sharing concept with clear rules on available desk spaces. And don’t forget to provide lockers for personal belongings. A coffee mug, pictures of the family, a plant or personal decorations still define a comfortable working environment for many people.
- Designated collaboration rooms might do wonders for your teamwork. After all, we are a fan of “task forces” for certain topics and that way any colleagues who need a quiet workspace to work are not bothered.
- Dedicated space for breaks / to recharge are a must! We are in fact using our conference room for table tennis matches during our breaks.
- Booths for phone/ video calls, especially for jobs heavily involving telephone communication like, among others, Project and Sales Managers. A stylish English phone booth like the one in Dr. Who sounds like fun indeed.
We hope we helped you in your endeavours of creating the “future workplace”. Feel free to leave your thoughts and best practices in the comments.