4-IN-1 OFFICE DESIGN – SECRET FOR MAXIMIZING EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE
The idea of Office design targeting workforce groups by age, namely, generation Y or generation Z is not novel to many companies. But is it enough to classify employees based on generation? Every employee has a different personality and working style though is of the same age. Some like to work independently while others like to interact and work in groups. There are four distinct groups of employees as classified in a Harvard Business Review report, including Priority, Leading, Guarding and Interaction. Employees in each group have different characteristics, leading to different demands for the workspace to maximize their work effectiveness. Recently, the office constructors have focused on creating diversified office spaces to meet the strategic requirements of the “human side of enterprise” so that all employees feel comfortable and reach their full potential.
Tiki office in Cong Hoa Garden is an office design project that meets the needs at work of all four above characteristic groups in the large-scale enterprise.
Office design for Priority group
The Priority group is usually made up of 35-40 percent of the total number of employees in an enterprise.
The Priority group highly appreciates the accessibility. This group has the characteristic of constantly spreading positive energy and creativity to others. The group members often capture opportunities and appreciate opportunities from risks. Within the pioneering group, the employees often aim at new ideas and innovative approaches. The ideal strategy of office space design for this group should focus on two factors, namely, openness and flexibility.
Tiki Office in Cong Hoa Garden possesses an open office space. The space for employees to interact during working is prioritized. Office design encourages diverse interactive spaces that are randomly allocated in the office such as meeting rooms, discussion rooms for two people, or small groups of 3-4 people, or larger groups of 5-10 people.
The space is also decorated with diversified and flexible furniture items to stimulate creativity. The brand color is subtly embedded into the color of the wall and the furniture to create a bright and energetic atmosphere.
Office design for leading group
The group usually accounts for 25-35% of the total numbers of employees. Within the second-largest number, the leading group’s members focus on values and goals as well as promote effectiveness at work. Employees in this group tend to analyze problems in two different aspects and solve them by means of data and logical thinking, and prefer productive group workspaces to meet their targets.
For the Leading group, the office design strategy should focus on traditional office style in working areas. Desks with partitions are equipped for Tiki staffs to ensure privacy and easy coordination. Tiki workspace has various traditional-style meeting and conference areas as well as comfortable discussion-in-group spaces which aim to optimize the interaction of employees to enhance collaboration and promote growth.
Tiki office uses a wide range of creative interior items such as round desks, long desks, countertops, bars, high and low chairs, lazy chairs, etc. with the criteria of easy relocation and flexibility to assist at work in order to improve the connection between these areas.
Office design for Guarding group
Accounting for 12-22% of the number of employees in an office, this group focuses on sustainable values and creates rules and orders in the office. Employees in this group tend to be cautious and make decisions based on data and facts as well as lessons from the past. Mostly, the members of Guarding groups are introverted, prefer to work independently and prioritize privacy at work.
The space design strategy for this group should focus on privacy.
The workspaces of the guarding group, like the leading team, are equipped with partitioned desks and personal lockers to ensure privacy.
In addition, walls and partitions are also added to enhance privacy. Complementary spaces including a phone call room, an area for working independently and a private relaxation area are integrated into the Tiki office to ensure that the employees of this group feel as comfortable as possible at work.
Office design for Interaction group
Despite accounting for 15 – 19% of the total number of employees, the Interaction group plays an important role in building corporate culture and creating a sustainable community inside the Company. The members of this group build and interconnect office staffs through intimate conversations or overtime activities initiated by them.
An ideal workspace for this group should have complementary areas such as a dining room, relaxation room, reading room, etc. In addition to these basic auxiliary spaces above, additional relaxation and connection activities like billiard tables and game rooms are arranged inside. To increase spatial effectiveness, furniture items and lighting systems should be selected carefully to create a warm space. Thus, yellow lights and wood materials are the top choices to create a friendly and cozy space.
The complementary spaces at Tiki office are designed to be close and comfortable, enabling these employees to naturally share with more people.
The Tiki office is characterized by an open design. Close attention is paid to the shared area for activities. The design of different areas brings freshness and comfort for chatting and sharing. All complementary areas such as the dining room, reading room and restroom at the Tiki office have creative designs and use a variety of flexible furniture items to give more choices to the employees.
In addition to the four basic groups above, there are also mixed groups such as Priority – Leading group and Guarding – Interaction groups. The diversified workspaces give more choices for employees to choose the most suitable ones for them.
Tiki office design with a variety of spaces not only satisfies the requirements of various groups of employees but also ensures that each employee has the best experience at work.