A flexible workspace also says that at its core, there are no fixed positions. Thus your space physically gives you the signal that with any position you take you should at least be willing to consider another version and iteration of an idea. And if this change can be done quickly -just like furniture that can changed in a matter of moments-, many version of different ideas can be tried out in a short time.
For this reason, the THNK Home tables and whiteboards are on wheels, with brakes that can be clicked on and off in a second. Not everyone’s thinking may be as nimble as that, but it is an ever-present reminder that people have brakes, too, and that if you can find the lever, they can be switched on and off as well.
Inside a large space it is good to have niches or zones, where you can separate from the open space and still be part of the group. People like to work in corners: so make corners, and if they’re not there create them with whiteboards or curtains. Curtains have other desirable attributes: theater quality curtains are a good way of absorbing noise between different zones and adding a touch of softness to the general atmosphere.
Floors are not just to be walked on: use the floor as a thing to work with, by sitting on the floor, using it as a chalkboard, a place to tape stuff, etc.