On the cutting edge of contemporary office space planning are the crossover spaces, which are purposefully scattered in and amongst the quiet and collaborative spaces. Allowing employees to mingle in a professional or social way can inspire creativity and create opportunities for collaboration and unplanned meetings that can add value to the business. These spaces increase knowledge sharing, build a sense of community and improve employee satisfaction and retention.
applications typically include multi-functional semi-private pods, soft furnishings alongside normal office task chairs and discussion tables, ottomans and mobile laptop tables. These spaces are typically used for brainstorming, meetings, and connected work or in breakaway functions for groups and individuals.