How can the variety and proximity of settings allow people to work how they want and to foster collaboration? A top design firm finds out.

Yves Béhar is chief designer and founder of fuseproject, an industrial design and branding firm. As he and his colleagues were designing Public Office Landscape® for Herman Miller, they were also in the process of relocating. In their new space, a former warehouse in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood, they used Public Office Landscape to create a Living Office.

The video below is a must-see to understand how a balance of group and private spaces helps increase the flow of ideas between individuals and creative teams, encouraging true productivity and cultivating collaboration:

It’s helped us build collaborative attitudes stronger than any staff training could have done.

– Yves Béhar