It is know – such a great and famous sentence from a HBO series, small companies are the ones who try and use the most flexible solutions to the matters they meet.
I will here describe the best solutions I would recommend everyone to institute in his own company.
The open space is a large office with all the team inside the same room. Actually the open space, when it is well organized, has the advantage of being calm enough to work in peace and he is noisy enough so that we feel we are in a group and we cannot get bored of the day. Moreover this is a space where information passes easily and quickly therefore everyone knows the affairs and matters of the company. As a result, all the member of the staff know what happens in the company and feel included in the organisation, they are someone in the firm more than just someone working for it.
Furthermore, this free space helps everyone to create link and overcome their fear of communicate with each other. Then, mutual aid enters in the processes of the company as well as in day-to-day matters and work. This is a positive gain for the work of each worker n the company who will feel at his office as if he was at home with all his family. I would add that open space may help people (or lead them to) mutual assistance, but this should be the first idea of everyone when they need help: find assistance in intern rather than the internet.
I advise all companies to get started with open data software. There are huge communities which work to develop these software. The files’ formats are standard so it can be used by several other software and we can find a lot of help with the internet. In addition, the term free is eloquent enough and implies huge economy for a firm. i would say the free software is safer than private one because you will never suffer from a developer’s bankruptcy.