The office is no longer the place it used to be.
Our world of work has fundamentally changed over the years. Classic structures are increasingly being broken up. Does the office have any kind of future at all? We have the answer.
The office – an obsolete model?
The way in which we work every day is changing – even more rapidly than ever before since the pandemic. Remote work, activity-based working, hybrid meetings, etc. have long since found their way into our routine and now shape our daily lives. Yet what does all of this mean for the office as a place of work? Does it have a future? Or has it become an obsolete model that future generations will no longer even recognise in its current form?
From a mere workspace to a place of encounters
One thing is clear: the office must also change if it wants to keep up with new ways of working and modern needs, because it really has had its day as a mere workspace where people have their own personal desk and computer, make telephone calls and receive clients in large meeting rooms. We undoubtedly have different needs nowadays when it comes to our workplace and working environment. The younger generations in particular are concerned with matters such as freedom, flexibility, work–life balance and participation. Then there is the fact that many tasks can now be done in the home office, thereby eliminating the need to travel to work. Update meetings and interviews can easily be held by video call. So is it possible to breathe new life into the office in the future? What kind of place does it have to be to offer its users real extra benefits? New Work specialists agree that the office must become a place of experiences and encounters. A space for communication and dialogue. It must give employees the flexibility they need, while also serving as a fixed location where they are able to identify with their own company.
Flexible space is the key
Certain structural aspects are especially important for ensuring that such a step is a success and the office can perform its new function. In short, the office space must be more modern, flexible and communicative. It must provide employees with the ideal setting to suit the activity, mood and personality. Of central importance here are shared spaces that promote dialogue, stimulate creativity and bolster team spirit. Specific zones for focused work and undisturbed calls are also needed. It should be possible to make a straightforward and flowing transition between teamwork, informal chat and quiet space for individual work at all times. This involves static layouts being replaced by dynamic solutions that can be easily adapted. Time and again.
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