Kim explains that the floor features a total of 495 workstations for about 750 employees. That sounds crowded, but according to Kim that isnt the case: The governments standard is 6 workstations for every 10 employees. We are still a bit above that. I am actually looking for a team to join us. Kims colleague Warren Bentley, the site and business continuity manager, adds: We know that we can add an extra 100 or so users because we are closely tracking the offices occupancy levels. All workstations and meeting rooms are equipped with sensors that give us live data about how busy or quiet theInformal, non-bookable, touch-down space with office is.Dock views, located in the shared part of the The same technology allows staff to get an overviewbuilding (photo: Hufton+Crow)of where they can find a spot to work. Near the floors entrance there is a large digital screen showing which workstations are available. Warren explains: Workstations get a green dot, signalling that they are available, when they havent been occupied for more than 90 minutes. So, when working at a desk, you can go somewhere else without immediately losing it. But, if you plan to be away for more than 90 minutes, you have to clear your desk.There has not been a formal evaluation of the project, but it seems to function well. Kim says that the new technology in particulareveryone works on a Microsoft Surface Prois highly appreciated by the staff. With the move, we also changed all the technology: laptops and smart phones for everyone, fewer printers and advanced video screens in all the collaboration spaces. Nicola Gray, business partner for HR at Ofgem, adds: Our staff is fairly young. They like, and expect, advanced technologies and the flexibility that comes with it. Q&AS. Corbett, Project Co-ordinatorWhat do you like best about this new way of working?What aspect could be improved? I could not say there is a single thing. I like the fact itSpeakers Corner [one of the floors collaboration is one large area and not split up into several floors. Ispaces, ed.] would benefit from soundproofing. I frequently run across colleagues that I have workedunderstand this is being looked at.with on other projects and we always smile at each other when we pass by. I also benefit from the agile spaces andHow often do you change places in the office? that I can sit in other areashandy when I need to finishTwo or three times a week depending on the work I am off something without interruptions. WFH [working fromdoing.home, ed.] is also great as I still feel connected to the office via Skype and recently solved a problem withoutWhat is your favourite work space within the office? having to come in. I like the Deck [the coffee area, right at the floors entrance, ed.]. It is a reasonably quiet area and gives me the opportunity to meet with friends and have discussions.