Planning for Performance

May 27, 2020

Planning for Performance

Today so much of our work happens away from the primary workstation. The casual atmosphere draws us in, but often these spaces do not support our work. When designing shared spaces consider these performance principles:

Privacy: Provide the appropriate levels and types of privacy needed for the work at hand, including visual, acoustic and territorial privacy

Posture: Support the body in a posture appropriate for the task, whether lounge, task, stool-height or standing

Proximity: Intentionally plan the relationships between people, their tools, the furniture and the overall space

Personality: Express the unique brand and culture of an organization to attract and retain talent

When these principles have been considered in the design, good things happen:

Productivity: Individuals and teams can work better collaborating, socializing or focusing

Psychological comfort: People feel good and want to use the spaces

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