The following is an excerpt of a Wall Street Journal article featuring OfficeSpace as a solution for Workspace Allocation software, including case studies on two clients, ExactTarget and the International Rescue Committee.
Where people sit matters.
Crafting a dynamic office layout that reflects a company’s culture and image (think gleaming mahogany conference tables for a law firm, ping-pong tables for a quirky startup) can encourage collaboration, productivity and creativity, and lead to improved morale and reduced turnover. Doing it in as small a footprint as possible can save a company big bucks on rent.
But crafting the perfect office is tough work. Every time you rearrange people, you have to rearrange all the “stuff that goes along with them,” says Katherine Jones, a lead analyst with research and consulting firm Bersin by Deloitte. That includes everything from copy rooms to coffee machines. Throw in additional challenges, such as remote workers who need a desk only once a week, and deciding where to carve out communal space and cluster desks quickly becomes a complex puzzle.
Luckily, as office technology has evolved, so has the technology to help set up offices. Software from companies such as OfficeSpace Software Inc., Qube Global Software Ltd. and Fox RPM Corp. has made it a whole lot easier to design office layouts and coordinate employee moves.
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