The Future of Workplace Design
Almost half of employees in the US shifted to working from home, which gave way to the realization that people can be productive from anywhere with today’s technology, and the physical workspace must evolve to meet the safety and wellness needs of employees.
Throughout the pandemic, companies responded to a rapidly changing work landscape to safeguard employees from COVID-19. Almost half of employees in the US shifted to working from home, which gave way to the realization that people can be productive from anywhere with today’s technology, and the physical workspace must evolve to meet the safety and wellness needs of employees. Office space planning & redesigning services have shifted from company- centric to individual-centric that will allow for innovative solutions.
Designing Easily Adaptable Spaces
Employees are less siloed than in the past and interact with more departments than ever before. With hybrid work environments, workplaces extend beyond the four walls of the office building.
Workplaces should reflect this shift and evolve to meet the needs of today’s employees. Creating a space that supports neighborhoods and solo work encourages productivity. When employees work near those they collaborate with often, even if those people are on a different team, they develop a better professional relationship because adaptable spaces encourage organic contact and influence closeness. For solo work, quiet areas help employees focus away from the distractions of group activities.
Flexible office spaces are designed with an unknown future in mind so that they can be easily adapted to a changing work landscape. Providing comfortable and ergonomic workstation office furniture in all office areas shows employees that you prioritize their health and wellbeing.
Each advancement of technology blurs the lines between space and time. No longer do colleagues have to be physically present in the same office space to engage with each other. In the new post-pandemic landscape, companies require the strategic integration of digital and physical spaces to foster innovation.
Technology is changing so fast that it is hard to know what will be needed next—which is where an easily adaptable office space comes in. Hybrid meeting spaces and rooms for recording podcasts and filming content will entice more workers into the office while moving the company’s mission forward.
Shared workspaces bring employees together to encourage collaboration and innovation and are flexible enough to allow you to scale up or down depending on the needs of your company.
Break rooms allow employees to relax and engage with coworkers, which strengthens bonds. Break rooms also encourage organic interaction since employees might see coworkers they do not work with on a regular basis.
Conference rooms allow coworkers to come together in a professional setting to share ideas and collaborate. Remote team members can gather in person on occasion for briefings.
At Office Gallery, we offer office interior design services to take the guesswork out of creating a future-focused workplace design.
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