Guest or side seating
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Leading organizations see the value of chance encounters between employees. Many workplaces such as Google, Yahoo, Facebook, and Samsung have created workplaces that allow for hallway discussions and “collisions” between people. By offering an extra chair in the workspace, employees are able to quickly and informally interact. Extra seating can help access and expand the important resource of the social network in the office and potentially for collaboration across disciplines. Innovation can be supported simply by adding guest seating within the workspace.
Provide guest seating for quick informal meetings. This can be simple, like using mobile storage with cushions and other side seating that are comfortable for a short period of time. Supporting employees’ spontaneous interactions (without booking meeting spaces) fosters collaboration and innovation.