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The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Collaborative Spaces


#1 : Comfortable


With flexible hours and wifi, people can work anywhere, anytime. The office is becoming an extension of the house. With sofas, loungers, free food, bars, kitchens, dog-friendly offices, casual dress codes, in-house day care, creches ..,.

# 2 : Flexible


Multipurpose spaces that are lounges, meeting rooms and private offices all-in-one. Sofa pods for quick informal meets and focused deep work. Cafes for refreshments and small group presentations ..

# 3: Smarter


Movable furniture for meeting / collaboration / individual working in endless permutations & combinations. Instead of large conference rooms, having smaller huddle rooms ('baby boardrooms') for 6 people or less for a range of meeting types ...

# 4: Biophilic


Green walls, plantscapes, reclaimed wood, nature inspired colours -- bringing the outside in. Slides, beach huts, tree houses, aquariums, landscape imagery ...

# 5: Collaborative ...


Writing boards, interactive touchscreens, pin-up walls, scribble surfaces, writable glass, tele -presence, VC facilities. Flexible furniture like hot desks, high tables, sofa pods etc.

# 6: .... Yet Personal


Telephone booths, private pods, enclosures for Deep Work, privacy and acoustic isolation. Semi-closed free standing room partitions, fretwork jalis, curtain blinds etc.

# 7: Designed For Optimal Human Performance


New knowledge into how times of day and environmental stimuli affect human performance is changing technology used in collaborative space design. Especially in lighting, automation and climate control ...

New generation workers want 'Meaning, Flexibility & Challenge' ...

Gone are the standard clerical, secretarial and accounting-type jobs. Today's offices need to cater to 21st century roles : web designer, content maker, app producer, data scientist etc.
The concept of collaborative spaces isn't a new notion. In 15th Century Florence, painters, sculptors, architects, engineers and scientists worked together in the Renaissance 'bottegas'. Bottega workshops brought together different types of talents to compete, collaborate, learn and improve, most often under a master teacher. By increased discussions and interactions, the bottegas became famous for the their level of innovation and artistry ...

Collaboration spaces are modern day bottegas ...


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