An office is not the only place work gets done. Any space that generates value is a workplace, and the nature of that environment shapes the experiences of the people who use it.
A consistent theme throughout the research was a desire amongst office workers for more informal spaces for working and collaborating, and also private spaces for concentrating and taking telephone calls.
With three-quarters (76 percent) of office workers agreeing that a well-functioning and attractive office workplace would encourage better staff retention, the study demonstrates a link between the office workspace, the people in it, and their inclination to stay put.
Do people really care about working in offices with social events and perks like cold brew taps and ping-pong tables?
Michiel Hoffman is an architect by trade and the CEO of Bloomframe. His philosophy of architecture is based on human values, pushing the boundaries of how space can serve people.
Thanks to cloud computing and Skype, there’s less need for a physical office, but the urge to transmit corporate culture and values persist.
The design studio Rapt has created two wild concepts for a futuristic cubicle, involving robots and . . . non-toxic fog.
With the average American working 40+ hours a week, and entrepreneurs working often 2 to 3 times more, it’s important to understand how a physical workspace affects mental workspace.
When it comes to workplace design, the idea of beauty (or at least attractiveness) seems pretty important even when it can’t be measured.
If the future of work is remote work, why do we need office furniture, whether a desk or a sofa? Why show up to a workspace at all, for that matter?
Workers in open-plan offices have less face-to-face interaction with colleagues than those who work separately, according to research by Harvard students.
While tech-driven workplaces present new opportunities, if architects fail to show how design shapes workers' performance, then architecture could easily loose its relevance.
By constantly seeking to unlock the future of the workplace, Gielgen serves the Vitra team with the results of his observations, trend clusters, market analysis and business cases.
Leading brands today are focused on improving the customer experience as well as the experience for employees as the competition for workforce talent becomes more aggressive.