The five elements of a happy workplace

Every generation has different needs – yet one might argue the workplace has not considerably changed in recent years. London-based interior design firm YourStudio has been rethinking the workplace, attempting to determine the characteristics of a successful work environment. ‘The world of work in our view has changed dramatically; people are more connected, distracted, and overloaded than ever before. The blueprint of open plan just doesn’t work,’ explains Tom Philipson, co-founder and managing director at YourStudio. The workplace is not a one size fits all type of environment – and Philipson believes it should adapt to the employee rather than the other way around. ‘The new multi-generational workforce are driven by values, collaboration and flexibility – people don’t just want to work, they want to be part of something.’

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