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Wednesday, June 07, 2017

It's not about open space vs. offices

There's an endless debate about what office configuration is best.  After working with hundreds of teams over the past decade as a coach, I have the answer:

There isn't a best configuration.

The debate should be about how we can improve effectiveness as a team.  We need to communicate quickly, across disciplines and also get into the flow of our work.

Think of a team having a nervous system.  To much noise can be like a convulsion.  To little communication can be like paralysis.

Experiment.  Explore.  Regularly decide as a team how you can improve your effectiveness by tweaking your space.

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