Working Conversations Episode 66:
The Main Problem with Hybrid Work Spaces
Many companies have implemented hybrid work arrangements, a flexible approach that allows employees to work in the office some days and work from home some days, supposedly giving them the benefits of working from home and the benefits of working in the office.
Even with all the benefits of hybrid work, there are still problems. People have been complaining about their lack of privacy, distractions that are getting in the way of productivity, and lack of satisfaction, and much more.
Sharing physical space with other employees who work an alternate schedule is happening in many organizations, and it just isn’t sitting well with employees.
In this week’s episode, I use design thinking to shed light on what doesn’t work about shared workspaces. I also share some simple strategies you can apply to stay focused, on track, and moving forward.
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This is the first in an occasional series about design thinking and the workplace. Watch for additional episodes that apply design thinking to how we organize work – both the physical space, the work itself, and relationships at work.
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HERE’S WHAT WE’RE GOING TO DIG INTO IN THIS EPISODE:
- What is defensible space.
- What are the three features of defensible space.
- How to manage having a shared workspace.
I hope this episode gives you some insight into how important defensible space is to our work environments.