Open Plan Work Training

Strategies to make open plan work for you

It wasn’t that long ago that organisations were worried about how employees would react to non-smoking in the workplace. Open Plan working is becoming the norm nowadays. You wouldn’t want to be a builder specialising in partitions these days. Most workplaces today have open floor plans with shared work areas.

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    Key learning outcomes

    At the conclusion of the course participants will be able to:

    • Set aside 10 mins every day to plan the day’s activities
    • Anticipate serial interrupters and devise a plan to minimise these disruptions
    • Discuss the do’s and don’ts of hot desking
    • Discuss what tangible and intangible cues are available to limit drop by visitors
    • Agree on reporting structures when something is broken e.g. (table, chair, screen). Resist the urge to pass the problem on
    • Agree on the booking structure for meeting rooms
    • Anticipate when it’s a full house and make contingency plans
    • Encourage everyone to keep the shared spaces clean and tidy
    • Communicate when extra people will be visiting
    • Demonstrate methods of communicating that you’re busy (without causing offence)
    • Discuss the impact of body language in open plan
    • Discuss the tricky 3 B’s of Open Plan (Body Odour, Bad Breath, Backbiting)
    • Reframe lingering negative ideas about working in open plan
    • Conduct an appreciative inquiry on what the perfect open plan office would look like
    • Rearrange your desk space to streamline your workflow

    Course Description

    Some employees take to open plan like ducks to water. Other employees notch up the grumble index hoping that the partitions will return. This course is for all employees. Discover some strategies to make open office environment work for you. Our open plan work training is designed to equip you with skills to enhance efficiency in an open workspace design.

    If you have been looking for an open plan work course, the training is perfect for you.

    “Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans” – John Lennon


    Would you like to attend this program?

    For maximum effectiveness, this program is best conducted as an in-house program.

    Venue: For your convenience, you can choose to conduct this program at your workplace. Alternatively, we can provide a training venue at a small additional cost.

    Duration: Each course can be tailored to your timeframes.

    Target Audience: Managers and staff

    Email: Deborah | or phone 1300 323 752

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    Australia-wide training courses and workshops

    At Preferred Training Networks, we provide both in-person and online training programs for a wide range of organisations across Australia. Our Open Plan Work Training is run by experienced, qualified experts and tailored to the needs of your business and your employees. Our leadership and management education courses are designed to help your team thrive and develop valuable skills that can transform your workplace.

    With programs available in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and other areas of Australia, we’re able to help businesses across the country create lasting behavioural change and provide them with the tools they need to reach new heights. If you think your business would benefit from Open Plan Work Training and the help of our professional coaching network, take the first step and contact our team today. Wherever you are in Australia, our coaching program can either come to your organisation or we organise a venue for your convenience. Find out what our training, workshops and skills courses can do for your business and reap the benefits for years to come.

    Get your free online quote right now or give us a call on 1300 323 752 to find out more about Preferred Training Networks and discuss your requirements with us.

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