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The Blueprint for Collaboration

BLUEPRINT FOR COLLABORATION Effective collaboration is an intertwined progression of face-to-face and virtual interactions as workers move through the day. Collaboration is iterative and mostly informal. It flows. It's become a fundamentally social activity, an exchange where workers build on each other's ideas & create new knowledge together. 82% When planning for collaboration, several considerations call for of white-collar workers feel they need to partner with others throughout thelr workday to get work done. different space configurations and new best practices to successfully engage workers in working together. 70% of workers today say they waste up to 15 minutes just looking for a space COLLABORATION INSIGHTS DIVERSITY Give your employees control over their workspace with a range of "I" to "we" settings in open and enclosed areas. Settings should support multiple work modes including: Focused, Social, Learning & Collaborative. IMPROMPTU Impromptu collaboration is supported and encourages by a "braided" experience in formal, informal, planned, spontaneous, face-to-face and virtual settings. POWER TOOLSI Data, power, and shared vertical elements such as screens, whiteboards, tack space, etc., to enable the exchange tacit knowledge. TEAM SIZE Collaboration happens most and best in spaces that easily support 4 to 8 people (physically & virtually) where everyone has equal access to digital and analog information displays and where teams can see each other eye-to-eye. OPEN FLOW Open settings make people accessible to each other. People learn through "eavesdropping," and sharing knowledge informally during the flow of the day. NOMS Food is an attractor and brings people together encouraging a social atmosphere to connect with others. Examples include fingerfoods, potluck style, or catering. PROXIMITY Proximity has psychological effect on space usage. Spaces more than 50 feet away from any designated workspace will typically not get used. CHOICE Encourage workers to switch where they sit on a regular basis to build stronger networks between people, projects, and ideas. Workers want workplaces that support the social nature of work today. Their preference for informal access versus NO. 957880-6748 SOURCES: scheduled meetings means that they come to the office to turnstone 360 Research - How the Workalace Can Improve Collsboration: httptatvvnXue Stop Hoping for Collaboration, Here are 7 Tips to Help Plan for It: httpbuffly Y2hd3 Four Ways to Create Collaborative Spaces leverage social networks & participate in collaboration. @MYTURNSTONE -------

The Blueprint for Collaboration

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There are many things that affect collaboration in the office – the project at hand, relationships between coworkers or the environment that the office has.


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