The Office Reborn

The office remains important but takes a new shape.

“What could happen is that companies could have core workforces and peripheral workforces. The peripheral ones may not insist that you stay in the same city, but it still will have a substantial core percentage of people, I believe, that will stay in the office."
Ravi Gajendran
Associate Professor - Florida International University

The future office will take multiple forms, but at its heart remains the importance of a comfortable, safe workspace where we can meet, work and thrive.

From Remote to Reimagined

Most people have a desire to return to the office after the pandemic, missing a social place to work. Everything points to the need for a space to meet, share insights, and get away from the home environment. 

However, we cannot assume the future office will take the same shape as the office of the past – there is currently a rebirth of the office, reshaping it into new and more flexible forms better suited to the future of mobile work life.

Swedes want an office – half the week 

The office is the heart of workplace community

Comfort and solitude are essential for many individuals in order to be productive and feel fulfilled at work. However, these needs are not always met when working from home. The office provides a dedicated space for work and can provide the necessary level of comfort and solitude needed for employees to focus and perform their best.

Additionally, being in an office environment can create a sense of separation between work and personal life, which can be beneficial for maintaining a work-life balance. While working from home can have its benefits, it cannot always provide the same level of comfort and solitude that an office can offer.

All generations want an office (but not full time)

From passive to active

The move towards remote and hybrid working models has brought to light the importance of certain aspects of the workplace that were previously taken for granted. These include natural breaks that occur as we transition between different rooms or spaces, social interaction at water coolers and coffee machines, and cues for managers to understand the well-being of their employees.

In the place-independent mobile workplace of the future, these aspects will need to be actively managed, rather than being a natural by-product of working in a physical location. This highlights the need for a shift from passive to active management of location-related factors in order to create a desirable and effective work environment.

Swedes have the greatest comfort at the office.

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