Future of Work
The shift many organizations are making toward a hybrid workplace strategy requires rethinking their physical spaces. To help, we've developed insight-led settings built on our Living Office framework, all tailored to the types of experiences the office is uniquely well-suited to support.
By providing areas that encourage people to interact with their extended networks, the office can help reestablish these connections.
Offices that prioritize team-owned spaces better accommodate longer-term collaboration and unscheduled chats that can spark new thinking.
For individuals who struggle to focus while working from home, a return to the physical office can provide a respite for concentration and focused work.
These settings are optimized to nurture relationships beyond one's immediate circle—connections that are critical for establishing and maintaining culture and for helping people feel a sense of purpose and belonging at work.
To better accommodate longer-term team collaboration and create more opportunities for spontaneous interaction, organizations need to flip the prevailing model of workplace design and shift emphasis from individual workstations to group spaces.
With spare rooms called into duty as home offices and the pull on our attention from children, roommates, or extended family, working from home can be challenging. The physical office can become a respite for concentration and focused work.