Adaptive Workspace

We live and breathe workspaces at space-pod: designing and delivering complete, successful workspace solutions which improve productivity, well-being and motivation within any organisation.

But how do we measure success? Largely, success reveals itself through efficiency. Unfortunately, in all walks of life, efficiency is lost through friction. But within organisations, friction halts an input becoming a profitable output.

The optimum – no matter the organisation type, size or purpose – is Frictionless Workspace. Where all aspects within an organisation (employees, technology, environment and beyond) interconnect seamlessly. Indeed, if all psychological boundaries which contrast work against free-time are broken… work could and SHOULD become a profitable hobby.

The idea of no more work got us a bit excited here at space-pod, so we got together to discuss the practical steps of achieving Frictionless Workspace. Finding that it is underpinned by Adaptive Environments.

Frictionless interconnectivity sounds terrifyingly complex – for starters how do you even begin to control and manage an element of your business if you can’t categorise it? To paraphrase Aladdin, this is a whole new world in how we consider workspaces, and a new world requires a new way of thinking. Fundamentally, it’s survival of the fittest so let’s review what we know:

The most efficient workspaces are the most successful – the most successful organisations have the least friction – frictionless workspaces are the most complex.

Therefore, there is a business agenda for adapting workspace to accommodate complexity.

By simply conceptualising your working environment as fluid, malleable and causative, you empower yourself to adapt and overcome complexity.

By dissolving boundaries that separate some elements of business you allow yourself to conceive the ways that workspaces can interconnect all elements of business: building the adaptive foundations to frictionless workspace.

Don’t just take our word for it, check out this cutting edge research:

Uhl-Bien, M. and Arena, M. (2017) Complexity leadership: enabling people and organisations for adaptability, Organisational Dynamics, 46(1): 9-20 http://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1016/j.orgdyn.2016.12.001

Next blog: SITTING IS THE NEW SMOKING. Are you sitting yourself to death?

 

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Jon joined space-pod with a background in the geography of people (yes, there is such a thing) and is passionate about celebrating individuals as the beating heart of working environments and corporate purpose. From carrying out workplace audits (how people operate and interact in their workspace) to project management and writing blogs: Jon is an advocate of the frictionless workspace evolution.

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