4 design mega trends in the workplace
Culture is not a buzzword to take lightly in the modern office. The atmosphere in a workplace can have a big impact on the way employees feel, think, act, create and collaborate. To keep up with shifting employee needs, you must assess your current workspace and consider making changes to keep pace with the rest of the world. Through these changes, an office can become a space tailored to the modern worker, in turn driving business success.
So what exactly are today’s workforce looking for? Here are four trends influencing today’s office architecture and design:
Rapid UrbanisationYounger employees in particular prefer to live closer to the action and city centres are denser than ever before, with most businesses within the CBD where amenities and convenience is more accessible than in rural areas. Businesses need to adapt to a lack of space, maintaining quality while having less to work with.
Changing DemographicsIn just a few years, millennials and Gen Z will make up the majority of the workforce. Growing up in a tech world, these digital natives crave instant, always-on connectivity and accommodating offices with room for mobility need to be available.
HyperglobalisationWith technology evolving every day, companies must increasingly compete on a global scale. As a result, office technology will continue to play a major role in enabling workforces to perform from anywhere at any time.
Accelerate InnovationWe use technology every day, both in and outside the office. Despite the influx of technology in everything we do, the majority of today’s offices were designed for a different era. Spaces must be reinvented to reflect these changes and offer modern tech to staff.
Staff seek a workspace that is modern. What does that mean? Offering the latest in tech to provide flexibility and efficiency in their work. By harnessing this, employees can be more mobile and connect remotely. No longer do they need (or want!) to sit at cubicles at the same time in the same place each day. Instead, open plan spaces, encouraging collaboration and the ability to work from any location are now top priorities for many.