First, the physical layout of the office space is important to productivity and a very significant desire for increased flexibility, autonomy and the provision of informal meeting space, collaboration space, quiet areas and improved storage, suggests that a range of different spaces are key to perceived productivity rather than large open plan environments or cubicles. By having a range of different spaces office occupiers can choose the most appropriate space to best undertake that particular work task. As a significant number of respondents, particularly from Generation Y, have indicated they are willing experiment with activity based solutions, this provides an opportunity for change. Bold and innovative designs, based upon evidence and understanding of the occupier not only provide aesthetic improvments but can also support enhanced productivity.
Source : RICS