Trends

WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW

Technology Integration

As technology becomes more and more ubiquitous, integration in to the workplace environment is in constant demand. Companies are now aware that they need to integrate power and data accessibility in to their work areas that can accommodate the ever-growing number of devices their employees use. Further integration of technology in to the workplace comes in the form of keyless entry systems, digital receptionists, and conference room scheduling software, to name a few.

Mixed Use Spaces

Breakout mini-lounges, flexible collaboration pods, podcasting studio meeting rooms, or anything else you can dream up. Space can still be limited in the modern office, but as the office environment continues to evolve, many workplaces are starting to include multipurpose areas, so no square inch goes to waste. Find a nook in the office and adapt it for different uses throughout the day. Department scrums in the morning, quick meals at midday, and small meetings in the afternoons, whatever your needs may be.

Future Proofing

Now, as always, growth is the name of the game when it comes to success. Companies are aware that as they continue to succeed and grow, they will need to expand their workplaces accordingly as well. As such, they have begun preparing for future growth as they expand their operations in the present. Selecting lines and designs that can be expanded upon quickly and seamlessly as the need arises in the future. This is accomplished by using options that have consistent inventory and quick ship options, so companies can grow on the fly without having to create a patchwork office in the process.

Sustainability

We only have one Earth and preserving it for future generations is now a growing concern for the modern workplace. Increased power efficiency, recycled materials, and sustainable sourcing methods are all now considerations for companies when setting up their new office spaces.

Amenities

As people spend more time in the office, it helps to integrate a homier feel, to keep your employees feeling relaxed and comfortable throughout the day, so they can keep doing their best work. This can take the form of anything that helps break up the rigors of the workday. A coffee station with an espresso machine, an assortment of game tables, a power napping zone for some quick shuteye in the afternoon. Anything that can help your people recharge and get back after it.

Constant Improvement

There is no such thing as one size fits all, and so modern offices tend to adapt as their workforce changes. Office Managers are constantly getting feedback from their people, telling them what all they need to improve their workday. Companies now take this information and continuously seek to improve their workspaces, updating more regularly, so that they continue to grow with their employees and their needs.

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