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How to Create a Balanced Workplace

Nimbol Support - Thursday, October 23, 2014

Giving Employees the Opportunity for Collaboration & Privacy in the Workplace

And how it can be extremely beneficial.

 One of the biggest issues facing today’s workplace is being able to have a workplace that fosters collaboration and learning between employees but also gives them privacy and time to work alone when needed. Usually offices don’t do a great job getting the right balance of spaces that condone collaboration and the amount of space for people to sit in quiet and think and focus.



Many workers need places where they can go for private moments to think, recharge, and really execute their work. These spaces can become hard to find in the open concept workplace which is usually very loud with constant interaction. Open design can increase collaboration and interaction between employees but it can also decrease productivity.

The fix to this problem is giving employee’s choice. The option to work in a quiet setting but also areas where people in large or small groups can get together and collaborate and learn from one another. We think the best way of doing this is creating spaces that are designated for the latter. Rooms with tables that can be moved around into a boardroom shape or into smaller groups gives people the freedom of how they want to interact. Seating areas with comfortable couches and chairs that are a designated quite space at certain times can allow people to sit and think in quiet and execute their work. Other times these areas could be common areas where co-workers go to talk to one another. Teaming stations where people work in close vicinity with one another but have panels that give them some quiet and privacy to do their work is a good compromise.


Giving employees the option between “me” and “we” time will allow them to choose the space that fits their needs at certain times. Not all workers are extroverts or people who can focus with a lot of noise and back chatter behind them, realizing this will make employees more productive and also happier within their work environment!

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