A traditional office setup sees its employees in a static environment. People sit in cubicles, stiff-necked, and mostly find themselves in the nearest coffee shop seeking refreshments. Everything about the traditional offices is aligned with the cubicles, conference rooms, meeting areas and the dull decor that doesn’t promote open-minded thinking. But, with the advent of the pop-up offices that’s about to change, because offices are now scaling as much as the company itself when it grows, hires more remote workers, expands a product line, and embraces change – and a “pop-up” office is the ideal choice for that.
Here are a few approaches that make “pop-up” offices a popular option:
Office layout – Any office that utilizes its layout efficiently sees the door to success. The intention of building motivating workplaces is that the design approach should provide the decision maker with an ‘open structure’ to build up [their office] in a unique way, for each new customer and project. The floor designer can infuse different elements of the ecosystem to create their own marks and areas to endeavour as many interior ideas as possible. Using this endless variety of options in creating unique office features shelves the monotony from a productive work environment. This approach is as close as you can get to a future-proof environment because no one is tied to a specific desk, making it easier to reconfigure or refresh in the future.
Application of furniture – Keeping non-assigned desks and seating arrangements allow, or rather, inspires people to check into their workspaces delightfully than ever before. The trend of standing desks and the hot desks options in a co-working space kind of environment is really worth taking a look into. The primary focus should be on maintaining the flexibility in the work areas, but that shouldn’t include cafes, play areas, and lounges.
Reminiscent of the hotel lobbies or a clubhouse, use of eccentric furniture works well in both private stations or in collaboration with a team. Selecting a furniture that utilizes space creatively yet in different ways allows the floor area to function for individuals who like a focused ambience. The same spaces accommodate collaborative teams in the environment. Space which was earlier used by a single user can now be used by five; these type of work is not only flexible but useful during further expansions. Applying benches is a great solution because not only they look elegant, but with the application of wooden panels and sleek custom storage, they create adaptive workspaces.
Flexibility and autonomy – Most “pop-up” office work towards creating higher flexibility and autonomy that facilities not just the older generations, but younger folks as well. As remote workers are increasing more room is required to satisfy the needs of the clients. And, over the traditional model of the office spaces, elements such as free lounges, phone rooms and hospitality spaces provide more room for a flexible work environment and scalability in workstyles and space usage.
Free flow of conversation in a work area allows people to host inventive events, skills-enhancing engagements, tech talks, and even stand-up comedy and live music events. Flexible workspaces also double as free areas for teams and individuals to collaborate and run important project training modules or carry out a handy announcement, etc. Since most of the modern workplaces consist of majorly of the millennial, a “pop-office” present them with an environment where the difference between work and leisure is minimum. Hence, they respond better and carry a sense of community. Offices convey a comfortable ambience with lots of open hallways, common areas and open work centres which resemble a lot like a college.
Office designers have been dreaming for years about how to make magical workspaces that help people and companies grow and change the way they think and function. But, achieving that dream is something most hardly ever come across. Amidst this, if the option of readily available “pop-offices” is present, it can really transform the way office setups have been managed in the past. “Pop-offices” are complementary systems that define the modern office ecosystem – from individual work areas to co-working and shared work areas, to conference and meeting zones.