We know. Looking at an empty virtual space, brimming with potential can be really exciting but also kind of daunting. Where do you start? How many meeting rooms do you need? Where will you be putting the kitchen? Do you want an office pool or camping grounds? Both or neither?
First, don't panic and get pumped. You're about to build an office that will be your remote team's second home. A place to get them excited to log into work.
Second, we've written several guides that should help you start off on the right foot:
Your first week in Kosy — general advice to help you get the most out of your new office, including how to properly plan out your space.
How to design a winning virtual office space — the basics of what you need to consider when designing your virtual office space and how to approach it the right way.
How to create a collaborative workspace — build an office space that promotes collaboration and creativity.
Now that you have some resources to help you get started, it's time for the fun part!
Let's see how you can decorate your virtual office space to make it feel like home. And a fun one at that.
If you're designing a virtual office for a large company, you'll need to take into account the needs of multiple teams. This means creating a space that is easy to navigate and has plenty of meeting rooms and social spaces for everyone.
Our top tip for creating a large virtual office is to use the "neighborhood" layout. This is where you section off the office into different team areas (like the one above) but keep it interconnected with outdoor paths and public areas.
Use these items when designing a virtual office for a multi-team work environment:
A virtual office space doesn't have to be over-the-top or grandiose to make an impact. In fact, sometimes the simplest designs can be the most effective.
So if you're looking to build a sleek and sophisticated office space for your team, consider this layout.
A few clean lines, some stylish furniture, and a pop of color here and there are all you need to build an elegant virtual office that will make your team feel at the top of their game.
Give this layout a try with these rooms and assets from the Kosy "Design Center":
No matter what company or agency you work for, there's one thing that always brings people together in the morning: coffee.
Give your team what they need most and build a virtual cafe in Kosy for your team. They can drop by for a quick chat, to grab a cup of joe, or to start their day with some much-needed company.
So what if the only thing they're sharing is a screen (and a virtual cup of coffee)? You will find that the sheer act of eating and drinking together, even remotely, can boost performance and bond your team.
Furthermore, you can use the cafe layout above to incorporate a few collaborative areas, such as a bar-style table or comfy sofas, for team members to gather around and act on sudden bursts of inspiration.
Use these items from Kosy "Design Center" to inspire your virtual cafe's layout:
Here's how you accommodate a whole team with everything they need in a virtual office.
This layout has it all: a coworking area, a meeting room, a hangout space, as well as one-to-one rooms.
If you're slowly introducing a new team to your Kosy virtual office this layout is the way to go — it is small enough to not be overwhelming while still showing off the full potential of Kosy.
Quickly design it in your own space by turning to these items:
When you'd rather go big than go home, this is the layout for you. This layout has a main auditorium that can be used for company-wide announcements, all-hands meetings, or special team events.
There is also plenty of space for social interactions with a large group of people as well as more intimate get-togethers in the music area. On the other hand, when it's time to talk business, teams can gather in breakout rooms for a private conversation.
If you want to recreate this space in your own office, use these items:
How does the saying go? All work and no play make your remote team disengaged and unproductive? That's definitely it.
Every office, virtual or physical, needs to have a place where employees can relax, chat, and bond. It's key to increased productivity and collaboration, more so employee satisfaction.
And while folks with physical offices have to settle for a zen area or a lounge with a ping pong table, you can get much more creative with your virtual office space.
If your team can work from anywhere in the world, why not make their office a place that reflects that? Fill your virtual space with sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters, and tropical palm trees. After all, what's more inspiring than working from paradise?
You will find all the building blocks you need to create this season's hottest virtual office in the Kosy "Design Center".
Figuring out the layout of a bigger office can take a lot of brainpower. You have to take into account the needs of more employees, their preferred workstyles, ensure there are social spaces, and also make sure the office is easy to navigate.
Our pro tip for designing a virtual office that is on the bigger side is to use hallways. Just like in a traditional office, hallways will break up the space into clear-cut sections allowing your team to find their way around the office and, more importantly, find the people and rooms they need.
Just look at the office above. This layout is perfect for bigger teams that need a little bit of everything — from private meeting rooms to open spaces for collaboration. Yet despite its bigger size, your team won't feel like they're stuck in a maze. Hallways!
Here are some Kosy assets you can draw inspiration from for this layout:
When it comes to designing a virtual office, there are endless possibilities. So don't be afraid to think outside the box and get creative with your space.
One fun idea is to build an outdoor area for your team. Here your team can relax, chat, collaborate, or simply take in some fresh air (even if it's just virtual).
This type of space is perfect for breaking up the monotony of meeting rooms and offices, and it can be easily set up with an empty room, some greenery, a few trees, and a virtual fire pit.
Your team will love spending time in this type of space, so be sure to check out these assets from the Kosy "Design Center" to get started:
Hosting a virtual happy hour is the best way to end the workday on a high note. It's a great way to unwind, relax, and bond with your team after a long day of work.
In Kosy, you can build as many team areas as you want for this glorious occasion. It can be a cozy hangout spot with virtual pizza and drinks or it can be a pool area where your team can lounge on their favorite floaties.
And how about hosting an open mic night in your virtual office? Set up the stage, plop down a few chairs, and let your team show off their stand-up comedy skills.
Not sure where to start? Look at these items to gather inspiration for your virtual office:
Did you find inspiration for your own virtual office? Was there a specific layout that you can't wait to recreate in your own Kosy office?
Let us know what unique areas you've built in your own Kosy at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can't wait to see what you come up with!
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