What to consider when designing the layout of an IT office?
December 14, 2011 11:11 AM Subscribe
Goodbye cube farm! Help me redesign the layout our IT office!
posted by cad to work & money (27 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I’ve recently been asked to lead an initiative to redesign the physical layout of our office floors at work. My management wants to shift from a cube farm to a layout that will better promote project team communication and collaboration. The thought is that by creating an environment that encourages open communication and collaboration, we’ll see increased productivity, code quality, reduced delivery timeframes, etc. In addition, we want to try and make the office a bit more…fun. Our fluorescent lights, tan walls and drab carpets aren’t helping to create an exciting environment
Some context: I work in the IT field and our project teams are made up of folks in many of the traditional roles (Developers, Technical Lead, Business Analyst, Functional Lead, and Project Manager).
What should we consider when designing the physical layout? What elements of your physical work environment do you like? What would you change? I’d love to hear any of your thoughts and ideas!