02 Oct 2020
The world as we know it has changed in every conceivable way. Recent events have thrust us into a state of mass isolation, highlighting the value of remote or flexible working.
But, in this ‘new normal’ is there still space for the office? In short, absolutely. While remote working may continue to increase, defying geographical restrictions, the office space is a hub for creativity, connection, and innovation.
Offices are an integral part of brand identity—but the evolution of the digital age, coupled with the impact of the COVID-19, is likely to change their looks, layout, and features forever.
So, what does the future hold for office design? Let’s take a look.
Office spaces and the ‘new normal’
In our ‘new normal’, the need to visit the office in person has diminished somewhat. But, many workers see the office as a home away from home.
As we enter a new phase of the pandemic, rather than the office becoming obsolete, it will transform into a creative solace for many. And with remote as well as flexible work becoming a regular fixture of our professional lives, office design and layout will evolve to reflect this new trend.
It’s likely that we’ll see more calming office design features that help provide clarity amongst the chaos, with soothing tones and design features that encourage communication while breaking down organizational barriers.
The traditional workspace is likely to become a thing of the past as people mix remote working with visiting the office. Designated work stations are likely to become multi-purpose activity-base spaces where workers can turn up and logon where they see fit.
Office design in the future will be centered around encouraging transparency, accommodating flexibility, and making people feel at home when they’re not at home.
Office design in the ‘new age of work’
If you’re a Western Australian business looking to reimagine your office space and evolve with the needs of your staff, considering what is important to you from a cultural standpoint is essential.
Think about what you value as a brand or business and make changes to your office design that reflect those priorities.
Do you want to encourage cross-departmental collaboration? Are you looking to break down hierarchical corporate structures? Is placing a value on flexible working conditions your top priority? Ask yourself these questions and you’ll be able to move in the right direction.
For complete success, investing in the services of a professional office design specialist is advisable. By doing so, you can discuss your goals and aspirations while benefiting from expert advice on how to evolve your office design for real long term success.
At BHO Interiors, we will guide you through the entire process step by step, and create a concept that is not only dazzling to the eye, but will also help you increase employee engagement, motivation, and productivity levels.
Want to take your web space to the next level? Contact us and we’ll get the ball rolling. We look forward to working with you.