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Living Office

Living Office is a more natural and desirable workplace that fosters greater connection, creativity, productivity, and, ultimately, greater prosperity for all.

Why Living Office?

Work has changed. Most offices haven't.

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.

To accommodate the many needs of people doing different work, Living Office proposes a shift
from standardized workstations and generic meeting rooms to a diverse landscape of
purposeful settings.

Standardized Landscape

Living Office Landscape

 

Engine of Prosperity

Shared passion and profit drive better results for individuals and organizations.

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.

The Office Redefined

Living Office is a place where you want to go to work—not where you have to go to work.

Can a workplace boldly declare your purpose and address your business priorities? Can it say something about who you are to all who pass through its doors? Can it be custom-tailored to meet the shifting demands of the work being done there? Of course it can, but most do not. Most workplaces offer a standardized, generic solution that could just as well suit the next set of tenants. Living Office offers a methodology to create an office where people will want to be, and where everyone can do their best work.

  • In this working neighborhood, called a Clubhouse, people can easily transition between focused and collaborative work in the same setting.
  • These Havens provide (from left to right) a place to converse, concentrate, or contemplate.
  • This Workshop offers the right setting for a variety of creative activities—from sharing content on a screen to having a conversation to build content.
  • In this working neighborhood, called a Clubhouse, people can easily transition between focused and collaborative work in the same setting.

In this working neighborhood, called a Clubhouse, people can easily transition between focused and collaborative work in the same setting.

Creating a Living Office

Your people are unique—your office
should be too.

Living Office recognizes that each business is different, and we believe place can act as a powerful instrument to express an organization's unique culture and progress its unique ambitions. That's why it's not a one-size-fits all solution. Each Living Office is unique, based on the distinctive purpose, character, and activities of its inhabitants.

Modes of Work

No matter what kind of work you do, or if you do it alone or together, this is how work gets done. In every workplace around the world, you'll find people engaged in the following 10 activities.

  • Chat
  • Converse
  • Co-Create
  • Divide & Conquer
  • Huddle
  • Show & Tell
  • Warm Up, Cool Down
  • Process & Respond
  • Contemplate
  • Create
Chat

Chat is an incidental and impromptu interaction between colleagues.

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Settings

Living Office provides people with 10 distinct workplace settings. Each setting offers a spatial recipe that considers the optimal arrangement of surroundings, tools, and furnishings to best support the activities of individuals and groups in ways that are fundamental to all human beings.

  • Haven
  • Hive
  • Jump Space
  • Clubhouse
  • Cove
  • Meeting Space
  • Landing
  • Workshop
  • Forum
  • Plaza
Haven

A Haven is a small shelter where focused work can be done without distraction—or alternatively, a place to unwind.

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Landscapes

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.

  • Landscape 1
  • Landscape 2
  • Landscape 3
Landscape 1

In this landscape, enclosed private offices have been moved to the interior to allow greater access to natural light and views.

Living Beats Dying

A healthy, prosperous organization thrives on passion, purpose, and growth.

Organizations and management are tools designed by humans; a form of technology that must stay up to date and remain relevant. The maximizing, profit-driven model of business served well in another era, but now requires updating. Aligning the fundamentals of human life to enterprise would prioritize individual passion and shared purpose—profit would serve as a catalyst, not a means to an end.

 

Dying Office?
A Living Office can help.

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