Our office is considering an interior improvement to expand the "bullpen" (area where recruiters do their recruiting thing) and centralize management office. Coincidently I am also looking for a house, so optimizing living/working arrangements has been front-of-mind.
Of course this is subjective to my style of business, yours may vary.
- Lots of natural light; skylights and full wall windows.
- Wide open spaces to avoid the cramped call-center feeling. Also, plenty of room to pace while on the phone.
- Tall ceilings for sound mitigation and a comfort.
- Desks with built-in Mac Minis, integrated wiring, and wheels so they can easily be rolled around.
- An open patio which will be used as an outside workspace in sunny weather. The mobile desks will allow teams to work outside with minimal productivity loss.
- Hanging sound dampening, for obvious reasons.
- Private offices to be used by management and as a perk for top producers.
Hot-desking, the practice of working from where-ever in the office, is an interesting concept which can work in our version of recruiting except having multiple screens is extremely helpful and the hot-desking style really limits one to a laptop.