Why You Need A “Halfway-Open Concept” Office Space

The new trend in the design of workplaces has been an open-concept space to promote team building and creative thinking. Well, that isn’t so much the case anymore according to recent Huffington Post and Forbes articles. Open-concept offices can certainly be helpful, depending on the task and workgroup involved. People can be very successful when they get to discuss and create together, and it can produce great ideas and form a stronger bond between coworkers. Google strongly influenced the open concept trend…could it have backfired?

We all need our own space, and we like privacy at certain times. The “Halfway-Open” concept emphasizes the best of both worlds. I’m sure you can relate to either being an introvert or an extrovert. Fortunately for you, this office setup gives the best of both worlds! These spaces have nooks or private desks, which gives you the option to isolate yourself from others when you want to focus solely on a specific task or simply get some alone time. On the flip side, you can work with your peers in an open area to rejuvenate your brain and body. This area allows you to open your mind to new ideas and concepts that stimulate your brain.

To Sum it Up, Halfway-Open Design Concepts Have Many Valuable Traits:

  • Different and unique

  • Suitable for every worker

  • Never worry about someone not being able to fit in

  • Increase productivity in the office

  • Creates a positive working environment

  • Adds dimension and complexity to a space

We as humans are always growing and evolving, but this new design concept seems to give the best of both worlds. If you are considering redesigning your office or creating a new space, send us a message!

Written By MD Architects

MD Architects is a full-service, relationship-based firm dedicated to providing superior planning, design, specifications, and construction guidance to animal care, human healthcare, and commercial industries.

June 15, 2016

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