Macro-zoning

What is macro-zoning?

Macro-zoning organizes and segments workspaces within a company according to their uses. Different departments may have specific needs, so macro-zoning aims to define the contours of each zone, so that the working environment optimally meets users' needs.

A well thought-out layout encourages communication between employees, while offering the possibility of retreating for greater concentration. Macro-zoning also facilitates movement within the premises, thanks to floor markings, furniture and partitions.

An example of macro-zoning

A company may decide to reorganize its offices by dividing them into several distinct zones, in which case numerous solutions are possible ****: fully-equipped meeting rooms, open spaces for team collaboration, and so on. The company can also set aside areas for individual tasks or those requiring concentration, with isolated offices or quiet workplaces.

Setting up macro-zoning

Companies with a flex office organization often draw up their zoning project before starting any construction work. They can then call on the services of a space planner to advise them on how to rearrange their premises, while avoiding modifying the architecture of the buildings, for example.

You can also organize your macro-zoning on the Deskare application. In addition to dividing your premises into different sites, zones by floor and workstations, you can now edit your plans to create "villages " reflecting your macro-zoning via an improved interface. These villages bring together several workstations according to your management rules. For example, you can dedicate a village to a team with specific needs.

Macro-zoning VS micro-zoning

Be careful not to confuse macro-zoning with micro-zoning, which is a more detailed approach to workspace management in a flex office: focusing on more specific divisions, on zone design, and so on.

In micro-zoning, for example, when designing a relaxation area, it may be decided to divide it into several small spaces equipped with sofas, tables, table soccer or a place to rest, including all the decorative elements that can be added.

In a nutshell

Macro-zoning divides a company's workspaces according to employees' uses, for optimum layout. A well thought-out layout facilitates communication, concentration and employee movement. It can include zones for meetings, collaboration, teamwork or relaxation.

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