Is it time to redesign your office space? To help you answer this question, think about your current workspace environment. Is it a private office, a large corner station, or an average-sized station surrounded by other normal-sized stations? Once you have the answer, consider your place within the company’s “family tree.” Are you the intern or the CEO? When you have this answer as well, think about how the two compare.
It’s a long-standing tradition that as you move up in your career, your workspace tends to get bigger and permits you more privacy. But with newer generations entering the workforce and work spaces being looked at in a different light, this traditional career path is being reworked. Cubicles are getting smaller for everyone, management teams are coming out of their offices to get involved with daily tasks, and employees are working remotely from just about anywhere.
In OstermanCron’s redesigned showroom, you’ll notice we have three private offices. The transition from private office to cubicle for management is a huge change that we are working through. Some conversations have to take place in a private office, and depending on the person, it is important to have an enclosed space for calls and meetings to not disrupt the entire showroom. With that said, we do have open cubicles that the management team will bring their laptops to throughout the day to work and collaborate with other employees, as they value what is going on around the office.
If you’re working through an office redesign and find yourself in the same career path disruption, contact the OstermanCron team here. We’ll meet with you to discuss your office environment, your goals for 2019, and help you design a cohesive corporate space that promotes creativity and productivity.