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The Optimal Office Space Configuration

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How are companies changing the workplace to improve productivity and collaboration? See research from Robert Half that provides insight into this issue.

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The Optimal Office Space Configuration

  1. 1. The OPTIMAL Office Space Configuration?
  2. 2. © 2017 Robert Half International Inc. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. In the last five years, has your company changed its workspace to improve employee collaboration? Source: Robert Half survey of more than 300 human resources (HR) managers in the U.S. 2 Yes 36% No 63% Currently in progress 1%
  3. 3. © 2017 Robert Half International Inc. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. What options have you implemented or are you implementing?* Source: Robert Half survey of more than 300 HR managers in the U.S. whose companies have changed their workspace in the last five years to improve collaboration. 3 39% 56%Open floor plan Moveable furniture Collaboration stations Couches Bench desk seating Other option *Multiple responses allowed. Don’t know 29% 34% 6% 13% 2%
  4. 4. © 2017 Robert Half International Inc. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Which best describes the configuration of your current workplace? Source: Robert Half survey of more than 1,000 professionals working in an office in the U.S. 4 9% 26%Private offices Private cubicles Semi-private cubicles Open floor plan Combination of private workspaces and open floor plan Some other option 12% 15% 1% 37%
  5. 5. © 2017 Robert Half International Inc. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Does your current workspace help or hinder COLLABORATION?* Source: Robert Half survey of more than 1,000 professionals working in an office in the U.S. 5 Helps collaboration Hinders collaboration Has no effect on collaboration Private offices 60% 18% 21% Private cubicles 46% 34% 21% Semi-private cubicles 68% 17% 15% Open floor plan 66% 14% 20% Combination of private spaces and open floor plan 69% 18% 14% *Responses may not equal 100 percent due to rounding.
  6. 6. © 2017 Robert Half International Inc. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Does your current workspace help or hinder PRODUCTIVITY?* Source: Robert Half survey of more than 1,000 professionals working in an office in the U.S. 6 Helps productivity Hinders productivity Has no effect on productivity Private offices 86% 5% 9% Private cubicles 69% 22% 9% Semi-private cubicles 51% 35% 14% Open floor plan 48% 32% 20% Combination of private spaces and open floor plan 68% 21% 11% *Responses may not equal 100 percent due to rounding.
  7. 7. © 2017 Robert Half International Inc. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Which of the following best describes how your workspace configuration makes you feel?* Source: Robert Half survey of more than 1,000 professionals working in an office in the U.S. 7 Relaxed Stressed Creative Energized Isolated Private offices 59% 1% 17% 13% 9% Private cubicles 47% 18% 12% 5% 17% Semi-private cubicles 40% 31% 16% 7% 5% Open floor plan 45% 25% 12% 16% 3% Combination of private spaces and open floor plan 42% 18% 16% 15% 9% *Responses may not equal 100 percent due to rounding.
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