3 Ways to Create an Ideal Hybrid Workplace

September 7, 2023

Herman Miller OE1

There are spaces in the workplace that combine the best of both worlds: the flexibility of remote work and the camaraderie of the office. Let’s delve into how to create the ultimate hybrid workplace that'll have everyone thriving.

The Power of Flexibility

Flexibility is key when it comes to successful hybrid workplaces. Being tied to a particular desk all day, every day doesn’t work like it used to. Furniture that adapts to multiple users for meetings, huddles, individual work or socialization is the new normal.

Think adjustable desks (that could be shared) that let you stand or sit to do heads-down work for an hour or two at a time, tables that accommodate up to 4 people with counter-height seating for brainstorming sessions, and comfortable lounges where you can relax and enjoy a quick conversation with a teammate while enjoying coffee or a snack. We're talking about creating an environment where employees have more freedom to choose how they work. And it's a productivity game-changer.

Innovative Technology

We're living in a digital age and your office workplace should reflect that. Fast Wi-Fi, seamless video conferencing, and collaboration tools can make you feel like you're in the same room, even if you're many miles apart. Quick charging, easy connectivity for a variety of devices, storage and desks that can be reserved and operated with your mobile device are all available to incorporate into your workplace now.

Creating a tech-savvy workplace that makes remote work feel as natural as a face-to-face meeting is truly lucrative. Don't forget about those hybrid meetings, where some team members are in the office, and others are tuning in from home spaces. Tech-integrated designs ensure everyone stays on the same page, whether they're in the office, at home, or somewhere in between.

Spaces That Spark Joy and Connection

Last but not least, this is the heart of the matter: creating spaces that truly have an awe-striking effect. Designing workplaces that not only look fantastic but also foster connection and creativity can elevate your workspace from mundane to enjoyable. That means creating collaborative areas where ideas flow seamlessly, breakout spaces for quick chats, and a variety of settings that suit individual and group work styles.

Hybrid work doesn't mean you sacrifice the camaraderie of the office. It means you enhance it by providing spaces where teams can come together, share ideas, and celebrate wins, whether they're in the same room or on different continents.

Recipe For Success

Those are just three of the proven ingredients for creating an ideal hybrid workplace. Flexibility, innovative tech, and spaces that make work enjoyable. At PURE, we're all about designing workplaces that bring out the best in people, whether they're working from home, the office, or somewhere in between.