How to Be an Efficiency Expert
How Workplace Design Improves Efficiency
Whether you have a single floor or an expansive, multi-campus real estate portfolio, efficiency isn’t about more or less space—it’s about using the space you have to create a seamless workflow for people. See how efficiency scores improved for our research partners after their workplace redesigns.
My workplace helps me be more productive.
I have a comfortable, functional workplace.
I can easily access my colleagues.
*Aggregated results from our survey of Living Office research partners before and after their workplace design
When you’re trying to balance what’s right for your people with a lean approach to real estate, creating an efficient workplace can feel like an impossible task. We believe both are possible, especially when you reclaim square footage dedicated to underused private offices and reassign it to a variety of settings where people can quickly connect and solve problems.
The connective pathways in the office lead people to a centralized Plaza Setting. Here, people can catch up with co-workers and share updates on their lives and work.
Every organization wants to be more efficient, but each is challenged by differing variables that inhibit them from reaching this goal. See what happened when we helped two distinctly different organizations create more efficient workplaces with our Living Office placemaking approach.
Global Professional Services Firm
This Fortune 100 company accommodated more people in a smaller space by reducing the number of individual workstations and increasing the number of seats in group and community spaces.
I have a variety of work settings to choose from.
When this men's grooming company moved into a larger space, they mapped people's work activities to a variety of settings that are easy to find and use.
Variety of Collaborative Spaces
collaborative spaces before redesign
collaborative spaces after redesign
Explore More Findings from Our Workplace Research
How to Catalyze the Workplace for Growth
When research on your people and their work informs your office design, it becomes a powerful tool for organizational growth.
Give Ideas Room to Grow
If you're in the market for an innovation boom, start by removing unintentional barriers between people and ideas.
Create a Center of Attraction
One of the biggest benefits you can offer people—and a major differentiator that you may be overlooking—is a connective and fulfilling workplace.
Focus on Building Your Brand
A workplace that’s laser-focused on expressing who you are and what you do can help you build strong relationships with customers and employees.