The importance of flexible work spaces for agile workforces


In order to keep up with the rapidly changing and evolving expectations of a new generation of workforce, owners and companies are realising the importance of designing an effective workplace that staff want to engage with and feel like they belong in.

As businesses trend towards a more agile way of working, the demand for office spaces with a stronger focus on flexible, liquid work places is increasing.

The utilisation of a mix of informal and formal meeting spaces, collaboration zones and break out areas along with the integration of technology and wellness are key in meeting these demands.

A good example of workplace design that responds well to these expectations are the new spec suite offerings being built at 201 Elizabeth Street, Sydney. Suites 21.03 and 1.03 both offer highly creative and flexible workspaces.

Dean Bracken from Colliers International is the Leasing Director for these last two remaining suites and says;

“The new spec fit outs have the ideal combination of formal meeting and working areas as well as informal and casual break-out zones that allow for the effective collaboration of agile workforces.

This in combination with existing building factors of floor-to-ceiling windows, open, column free spaces, excellent natural light and for 21.03, views over Hyde Park will tick all the boxes for prospective tenants.”

These suites are a good response to the new generation of work force who are seeking flexible, more social spaces which further diminish the delineation between home and office.