If you’re thinking of switching from cubicles to an open office in the hopes of boosting productivity, you may want to conduct a bit more research on your company. By studying workflow, you will be able to view the habits of your company and justify future office changes. Jay Simons president of Atlassian, a software maker, had heat and motion sensors installed to track office workflow.
The results led to changes that allowed the office to optimize its space while accommodating its growing staff. “If we’re using data to make an environment that people can be more productive in, ultimately that saves us money or helps us make more,” Simons said in an interview with NPR. Designing the perfect workspace is worth the effort. By creating a space with various options for working and meeting, you can maintain a pleasant and productive atmosphere.