Better office design isn’t just about open space. Here’s a new theory | VentureBeat

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·        Collaboration Zones provide a natural crossroads for coworkers to meet and share ideas. By nature they operate at a higher volume that the two other areas, conjuring the buzz of your favorite restaurant and inspiring the kind of creativity that’s able to propel your business. Collaboration zones can be as informal as a big table in the kitchen or a more formal conference room – whatever is needed to bring people together.


·        Fun Zones have been made famous by companies like Klout, who have found a way to elevate gaming systems, ping pong, and snack food to an art form. These zones support the kind of activities that make people love coming to work; they also help your team to gel and build the kind of rapport and camaraderie that makes thinking and creating together a magical experience.

·        Quiet Zones are spaces to go to think and get things done, offering room to stretch out and focus on the work at hand while still keeping friends nearby for a quick brainstorm. It’s important to provide a space that copes with the occasional passerby but does not have music playing or a copy machine humming in the background.