As we seek solutions to power tomorrow's work, it's clear that the old ways of business no longer serve us. Living Office updates our management, tools, and places, to drive greater connectivity, creativity, productivity, and prosperity.
In the new landscape of work, creativity and idea generation drive value, and humanity is the distinguishing capability. Processes don't create ideas, think up new products, or maintain relationships, people do. Tomorrow's enterprise should be based on the fundamentals of life, not industry.
To succeed in the new landscape of work our tools and technologies must evolve from individuals and information management, to include groups and creativity. These solutions should be so naturally guided and interwoven throughout our physical experience of work that we barely notice their presence.
Tomorrow's offices need to attract, nurture, enable, and retain the talent that will drive innovation and execution, and bring an organization's strategy to life. Through an optimized variety of settings a Living Office will give individuals something that cannot be had anywhere else: a spiritual connection to work and colleagues; a platform for increased productivity and effectiveness; and, a more naturally human experience of interaction and creation.
An Engine of Prosperity
In the new landscape of work, a dynamic equilibrium of shared passion and profit delivers greater performance and value for both individuals and organizations. By offering a new vision for management, tools, and places, Living Office generates this mutually reinforcing engine of prosperity.
There is no one-size-fits-all, off-the shelf solution for an optimal workplace. Each Living Office is unique, based on the distinctive purpose, character, and activities of its inhabitants. Here we examine the ideas and elements that drive our designs.
Living Office provides people with a variety of spaces that are optimized to support work and interaction. We call these spaces settings. Each of the following 10 settings is distinct in its purpose, scale, and sociability. Each may be executed in a variety of ways to enable purpose, express character, or enhance the activities of work.
Composed from an optimized selection of settings, each Living Office landscape aims to bring an organization's strategy to life. To accomplish this the landscape should enable and empower its inhabitants by providing choice and fostering community—not unlike a vibrant city. In a Living Office, people should immediately grasp what they can do, where they can go, what things are for, and why they are
the way they are.
Browse through the settings, download those that interest you, use them to create workspaces based on your organization's character and purpose.