Design a WorkCafé
A scalable, nurturing environment that’s indicative of an organization’s culture and brand, a WorkCafé is both a retreat and a place to engage. This ideabook offers solutions that will help you design a workplace where employees can choose the best place to work based on their preference and need.
Key Elements: WorkCafé
Welcoming + Vibrant
Leverage design attributes that set a welcoming atmosphere and vibrant ambiance, reflecting the desired brand and culture.
Allow any worker, as an individual or as a group, to work and meet at any place. Access to power, presentation devices, and Wi-Fi is key for success.
Hosting is ultimately about making employees feel connected to the organization, their work and each other.
Key Zones: WorkCafé
Building social networks by using nourishment to attract users throughout the organization, which increases opportunities for chance encounters and cross-pollination.
Kitchen + dine: supporting workers with dining amenities and various food options.
A welcoming space that supports a community of mobile workers who learn and share knowledge with each other.
Meeting Commons offers a system of spaces that promotes collaboration, both planned and spontaneous.
An environment that offers work amenities as well as personalized assistance.
Explore the Research
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