people need a place to come to
A place to know things are happening. People also need to have a sense of place when they show up with the resources available at their fingertips. Pride of place goes beyond the perks of an amenityâ€“ rich environment.
Having a place can reinforce connections and to boost productivity by putting people at ease.
types of work FOCUS The “focus” work mode refers to office activities involving individual concentration and attention to a particular task or project: • White Noise • Background music • meeting rooms on one side, heads down on another side • headphone policy
C O L L A B O R AT E The open sharing, connecting and building on ideas through a group process: • desks are pushed together • no walls • Living Room style seating • Kitchen w/tall gathering island
LEARN Activity of acquiring new knowledge of a subject or skill through education or experience: • coLearning • Branch out nights • Coffee with Creators • Open Device Lab
SOCIALIZE Work interactions that create common bonds and values, collective identity, collegiality and productive relationships: • Community Lunch • Community Animation
tone & empowerment
TONE Tone is open, human, approachable, professional, enthusiastic and empowering, even when we are delivering messages about rent increases.
EMPOWERMENT Create, but generally enable and facilitate; to find ways to help bring member needs and ideas to actualization.
community animation We turn a shared workspace into a Community space by inspiring and connecting members through:
P H Y S I C A L A N I M AT I O N Physical animation refers to the artifacts or interventions that appear in the physical space as a means to foster connectivity and spark collaboration. You must look at your physical environment and consider the myriad opportunities for physical animation.
T E C H N I C A L A N I M AT I O N Technical animation refers to activities that happen in the online or virtual space. Members aren’t always on-site and they aren’t always available. Creating and growing a technical infrastructure allows you to accommodate members so they can engage on their own schedules and at their own locations.
S O C I A L A N I M AT I O N Social Animation refers to those activities that allow people to get to know each other on a personal level. We have various events and activities we do weekly, monthly and yearly.
What we’re currently doing: • turning walls into chalkboards & markerboards • hanging photos of members on clipboards • installing comfy couches and harvest tables • creating notice boards and events listings • keeping a coffee and tea station • Ship or Shame board
What we’re currently doing: • e-mail lists to share information • Party Chat (skype chat room) • online member profiles • online events listing • Social Media–lots of conversation
What we’re currently doing: • Community Lunch • Bar Crawl • M.O.M. events (meet other members) • Holiday Potlock • Coffee with Creators • Givecamp, Startup Weekend • Townhall meetings • Beer:30
Sources: http://m.gensler.com/feature/incubating-innovation, http://m.gensler.com/feature/the-new-science-of-work, http://socialinnovation.ca/sssi