“Collaboration.” It’s a popular word, especially in our industry. But to work together, you need spaces that support teamwork — like differently sized meeting rooms, for example. Focus booths and flexible workspaces (and even social hubs!) also make it easier for employees to work together. But here’s the thing: These spaces should flow into one another. Otherwise, employees may feel like they’re working in a silo, cut off from teammates.
Which is why Browning Chapman, a specialty contracting company, decided to build a new headquarters in Westfield, Ind.