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VC Insight - Maintaining Privacy in the Free-Addressing Workplace
Free-addressing empowers employees with choice. The choice to work where you want, when you want; which is highly liberating in the grand scheme of things, but also very concerning for employees. When people begin to think of life outside of the cube they instantaneously begin to think about losing their “space”, and one of the main concerns that comes with that is maintaining their privacy. Both introverts and extroverts alike find themselves caught up on this issue, asking questions such as, “What if I need to focus on a deadline and can’t risk any disruptions?” “Where will I make phone calls without everyone around me hearing my conversation?” “How am I going to avoid my overly talkative co-worker who only wants to gossip when I desperately need to work?” For reasons such as these, it is important that privacy is able to be maintained in the free-addressing workplace - and it is possible!
Some level of privacy needs to be maintained in the workplace in order to allow employees to be able to think creatively and work to their full potential. Many free-addressing workplaces offer a variety of spaces that allow for the right amount of privacy needed at any given time. In the modern office space, there are usually three typical types of spaces that can be incorporated into a free-addressing setting: open, shielded and enclosed spaces. These types of spaces can range in their level of privacy and function; it all depends on where you see yourself working best, which thanks to free-addressing, is the choice of the user.
Open spaces are environments where employees work together in close proximity with open visual lines throughout the space. For some, this type of environment can cause stress and distraction. Privacy can be achieved in open spaces by implementing protocol that caters to the need for individual privacy. By doing so, employees will feel more comfortable and less anxious knowing that there is something protecting them from unwanted distractions during peak work hours. This privacy mode is ideal for those seeking moderate stimulation from their surrounding environment.
Shielded spaces are another type of environment, providing more substantial visual barriers between employees. Shielded spaces allow for more privacy while still allowing individuals to be seen. These types of spaces allow for a personal space that is free from visual distraction without isolation. The intent of these spaces is to simultaneously offer a space to focus and an opportunity to collaborate and socialize at the same time. Within these semi-enclosed spaces it is important to consider thoughtful solutions for both acoustical and visual privacy.
Lastly are enclosed spaces. Unlike open and shielded spaces, enclosed spaces are entirely secluded. Sometimes you just need to get away and have no desire to be seen, heard, or otherwise. Enclosed spaces provide full visual privacy and allow for the individual to refocus and re-energize without the stimulation of everything going on around them. In an enclosed space, the user is in control over the level of stimulation and can adjust the space to their own personal preference. Enclosed spaces range in size to accommodate individuals or groups of individuals requiring focus and concentration. Again, offering the users a choice.
Free-addressing in the workplace ultimately provides employees with the choice to work where is best for them using both visual and acoustical solutions to maintain the privacy needed to work to their full potential. ... See MoreSee Less
VC is currently working on Zoominfo’s new office location in Waltham, MA. The overall design concept is based around the architecture of the building, with chosen design features that are meant to enhance the angularity and dynamic elements of the exterior. The continuous soffits provide an illusion of vertical connectivity of all three floors, visible from the outside. The interiors are playful in nature, using a bright color palette and an open ceiling concept to brighten up the space. The smooth gradient of colors make the angled architecture of the building feel less “sharp” and more relaxed for the user. Glass office fronts and conference rooms provide an ongoing feel of transparency throughout, further supporting the light and airy feel of the interior. A sense of collaboration is felt within the space based on the overarching design concept and its ability to soften the prominent and geometric architecture and making the space feel more welcoming and comfortable. ... See MoreSee Less
Last week VC attended Zoominfo’s Open-House Bonanza to celebrate their new office location in Waltham, MA. It was a fun afternoon filled with food trucks, scooters and yes…even server smashing! VC is honored to be a part of the team and is looking forward to working on what will be a great project. ... See MoreSee Less