OfficeInspiration.com notes several trends in the modern office design that meets the expectations of modern employees and business leaders.
1. Individualisation at work. The era of fixed rules and permanent place assignments for office workers is history. Each design needs to address certain fundamentals, such as offering defined places for carrying out general tasks or creating zones that can be adapted and used flexibly.
2. Forging an emotional bond to employers. Today, the location, design and inventory of office spaces are the focal point of perceptions of value and have a high priority for young professionals.
3. Space of personal wellbeing. Designs that are multi-functional and flexible allow entire rooms to be reconfigured as needed for a range of situations and allow people to enjoy being at work, to feel a sense of ease and wellbeing.
4. Social hub. Various work areas may be turned into ‘hubs’ that can quickly be enlarged to allow brainstorming sessions involving a bigger group. Quiet areas allow team members to escape the hubbub and work in a focused way. Lounges provide a comfortable venue for relaxed conversations.
5. Place of learning. The quickening pace of advances in technology compels employees to seek training and education. Employers need to create rooms for these activities and provide the appropriate technology.
6. The new tech labs. Technical solutions, such as cordless phones, infinite whiteboards, computer-aided drawing programmes and multi-faceted and dynamic screens, are becoming fundamental to product development and tackling complex tasks.
7. Trust vs monitoring. Today’s office workers want to be able to decide where they open their laptop or make phone calls. It’s your results that prove that you’re performing as required, not the amount of time you spend at the office.
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