Office Design For Introverts and Extroverts
Both introverts and extroverts are important contributors to any business. They have strengths and weaknesses that compliment each other, but they work in different ways. How do you approach office design that works for both?
Introverts tend to prefer to work independently. That does’t mean they’re not team players, it’s just that they can be most efficient when they have time to themselves. This independence means they excel at problem solving and long bouts of concentration. It’s important that these employees have areas where they can work without distraction, like workstations. They thrive in a balanced office versus an open office.
Extroverts are more outgoing, and like to be involved in group projects and conversations. They like being able to collaborate easily at work, and they are most productive when they can share ideas. An open style office works best for this type of employee.
But how do we satisfy the needs of introverts and extroverts?
“A good office resembles a good home. Different rooms in the home fulfill different needs and are used at different points in the day.”
Strike A Balance
Office design trends are leaning more and more towards balanced. It’s somewhere between the cubicle and open office, with spaces for privacy and collaboration. Balanced designs include workstations, conference rooms, and casual lounge areas. These new offices have very little, if any, assigned spaces. Employees simply choose an area to work that meets their needs at that time. It’s flexible and works for introverts and extroverts alike. Choosing a more balanced office design lets all of your employees work in the environment that is most productive for them.
For more help designing your balanced office, contact ROSI today for a free consultation. With over 20 years of experience, ROSI provides high-quality solutions to your office needs.