ORGANIZATIONAL ZONING Organizational zoning is about whether the organizations teams or units should have a fixed position in the building or not. There are three different models, each with a different degree of team ownership. The free range model is the most flexible. The team zone model is static, but useful when youwant keep teams together. The team anchor modelis a midway solution.Large office projects are often a mix of these models. Some floors are free range and available to all. Other floors (or parts of it) are assigned to specific departments or teams. CBTEAM CTEAM CTEAM B ATEAM BTEAM A + B + C TEAM A TEAM AFREE RANGE TEAM ANCHORS TEAM ZONESDEGREE OF TEAM OWNERSHIPFree-range Team anchors Team zonesIn this model there are no assignedThe team anchor model is midwayIn this model, teams are assigned to areas whatsoever. It is the ultimatesolution. In this model, teams do nota particular floor or part of it. It is not ABW model, based on the idea thathave a dedicated work area, but a smallmandatory for team members to work employees and teams can best decideanchor point where they can findthere, nor is it a teams exclusive territory, for themselves where to sit. Peopletheir lockers, shared storage, teambut it is like a home base where people pick up their things from centralizedmemorabilia, and perhaps a communitycan expect to find team colleagues. This lockers and then find themselves atable. Team members will gravitatemodels advantage is that it keeps teams place somewhere in the building.around these points for both practicaltogether, which can be of particular Workplace expert Neil Usher calls itand social reasons. So the model helpsimportance for organizations that the free-range model. 74Its advantageto keep teams together, but there are nohave adopted agile working, which is is that it is extremely flexible and thatclear borders. It is thus more fluid andall about teamwork (see also page 21). it encourages mingling across teamflexible than the team zone model.The models disadvantage is that is less boundaries. The disadvantage is thatflexible than the free-range model as team members may be scattered overthe borders between zones have to be the entire building, which may hinderredrawn when team structures or team collaboration.sizes change.68