In our quest for the next innovative office design we came across the inspiring new office of Jive Software in Reading, UK , created and executed by Office Principles.
Jive Software is a leading provider of modern communication and collaboration solution for business. As any tech company their new office was bound to follow all new trends in terms of technology, innovation as well as high-quality and at the same time interactive workplace design.
Jive Software was looking to create a stunning new HQ in the UK. As a leading company specialising in social platforms for business communication and collaboration, they needed a workspace that would inspire and motivate their employees. Becki Chester, Design Principles
Office Principles produced an outstanding design for the 12,000 sq ft of new office space in Thames Valley Park, Reading. When you first enter Jive Software, you step into the “Experience Zone”, an environment where Jive can demonstrate their enthusiasm for their products.
Elaborating further on the project, Lee Parsons, Marketing Manager Design Principles shares for the eOffice blog:
eOffice: What is your favorite feature of the design?
LP: For me, it’s got to be the iconic ‘Think Tank Bubble Counter’. It’s a great place for spontaneous meets and for the team to come together to share ideas. We tried to create an office where there are different types of areas to suit all personality types, so we made sure that along with the ‘Think Tank’ area, we also included cosy individual work areas and more private meeting rooms.
LP: With all the different generations and personality types in the workplace today, I think an important aspect for any modern office design is that it is agile. The workplace must be able to support a hub of activities, as well as the different working styles of your workforce. I believe that by empowering your staff in such a way, they will be happier, more engaged and more driven to achieve the company’s goals.
eOffice: How do you envision the office of the future?
LP: As much as we all like to envision the pseudo hi-tech office of the future where holograms run rampant and there are retina scanners everywhere, I don’t think we’re quite there yet. I do however; think that the office of the future will be more down-to-earth than what we are seeing now. We will probably see more nature and greenery integrated into the office interior design. I also believe remote working from home or somewhere other than the office will become a norm, as statistics already suggests that the number of businesses getting on board with remote working is rapidly on the rise.