In-person and remote work are coming together in a multitude of ways. ID Studios has had the opportunity to work with several clients over the last few years to implement planning solutions, design, and strategic plans for this new way of working.
The office has been redefined as a space that supports collaboration, innovation, and employee wellness. It must adapt and offer flexibility and choice to all employees.
Hybrid planning has several key considerations for the implementation of optimal office design. They include flexibility, connectivity, privacy considerations and socialization, among others. The office has been redefined as a space that supports collaboration, innovation, and employee wellness. It must adapt and offer flexibility and choice to all employees. We see these considerations in some form across all our projects now. However, ID Studios designs with each client’s specific needs in mind. In our experience, the most successful solutions have involved in-depth study, conversation and data gathering with the client, and developing an approach that is truly customized to the client’s culture.
Workplace planning and design solutions are continuing to undergo transformation in response to the evolving hybrid work model.
Within the hybrid driven workplace there are many considerations. Most important, is an insight into a clients company, culture, and way of working and then designing specifically for those needs. We cannot take blanket trends in hybrid design and apply them to every company. We always discuss with and educate our clients on the constantly evolving landscape of the workspace. From there we approach design through keeping the goals, culture, and individuality of the company at the center. There is no one size fits all approach. The following case study highlights the personalized solutions we have designed.
Case Study: Tandem Diabetes
Tandem Diabetes cares deeply about extending a healthy and balanced lifestyle not only to their users but to their employees as well. There is no hierarchy among employees, everyone is in one size workstations with no private offices. Therefore, it was important that everyone have access to natural daylight as well as access to a variety of work zones. It was also key that the Lab space felt integrated into their design. The overall planning needed to accommodate a mix of employees that were in the office every day and those that were hybrid. There was an emphasis on variety within planning, creating both a mix of open and enclosed spaces. It was also important that these areas could stay flexible.
Solutions & Design
Magnet Amenities: Employee centered amenity areas across the floor plates to give employees options of where to break, as well as one large café for people to come together.
Recharge Zones: Areas to step away from work/ intense meetings to recharge with interactive branding stations.
Spectrum of Postures: Planning with a variety of work and meeting zones away from the personal workstation. The plans accommodate 53 various conference rooms and 8 huddle rooms with a mix of seating types.
Wow Factor: Design that is exciting and far from mundane to draw employees to the space.
Technology Enhancements: Technology integration into every meeting, huddle and collaboration space.
Flexible Solutions: Selections are individualized and go above and beyond at each workstation. There are options to add storage if needed to personalize space.