With 2020 just around the corner, office managers are looking for the latest trends to keep up with the competition. Despite what you’d think, the future of work is neither rooted in technology nor a grand marketing scheme. It’s in the interior space design. For a business to be successful, it needs talented individuals. However, the brightest talent wants to spend their days in a place that is not only successful, but is inviting and a pleasure to spend their time in. The interior design of your office can be the difference between attracting and repelling the people you want to work for you. In fact, it’s possible to improve productivity and increase worker engagement with strategized office space planning.
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Webinar Recap: “The State of Work: Blur The Edges”
On April 3, 2019, Egyptian partnered with Steelcase to deliver a webinar filled with insightful information based on extensive research so that businesses might benefit from our findings. Regardless of industry, the four (4) factors driving change in the workplace cannot be ignored. In the webinar we discussed these factors, how they are changing the workplace, and how companies can adapt to and implement them in their own offices.
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The State Of Work Webinar: Discover The 4 Key Factors Driving Change In The Workplace
Technology is evolving at a lightning rate, and with each upgrade, the workplace must adapt to keep up. It has come to the point where these trends and advancements can neither be ignored, nor simply implemented into the normal work routine. Businesses must change how they conduct work to remain relevant competitors in the modern work arena.
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The Future Of The Workplace: The Wants And Needs For The Modern Worker
If you read our blog post The Office Of The Future: 2019 Office Interior Trends By Industry, then you are forward thinking and off to a good start! But let’s take things a bit further – after all, 2019 will only last for 365 days and interior design trends will ultimately change. What are the current needs that will influence the future of work and be built upon? Let’s take a look at these transformations…
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A Collaborative Classroom Environment Begins With Flexible Furniture
Studies have shown that students engaged in classrooms where they work together and learn from each other not only memorize information, but understand it. The latter is the goal of any teacher because if a student understands the information, they retain it long after a test is taken and have the capacity to build upon that knowledge. This is the space where students take lesson information and ask insightful questions and generate new ideas. Unfortunately, teachers are often limited by traditional, cumbersome classroom furniture: it inhibits their ability to design collaborative lesson plans.
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The driving force behind the layout of the 21st Century classroom is collaborative learning, a student-centered learning model where the teacher is manager and facilitator – not distant lecturer. Studies show
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Donco Electrical Construction LLC, a large electrical support service contractor in Edwardsville, IL was building a new headquarters building to allow for consolidation of all locations and make room for employment growth. The new building layout concept began with their architect, but realized further into the project their increasing needs were quickly outgrowing the space originally designed. The decision was clear to either increase the square footage of the new building or re-think how they had their space for office furniture allocated to accommodate their growing needs without adding major construction cost to the project. To make those decisions, they needed a partner that could help them navigate the pros and cons of each option. Decreasing the foot print of each workspace while still attracting top talent, increasing workflow efficiency, and meeting the demands of tomorrow's workers was a delicate balance.
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A Hospital's main campus is losing market share to changes in population trends moving geographically further away. The experience of healthcare is rapidly evolving and the changes in health insurance are forcing hospitals to improve the patient experience. Patients, families, and payers are all seeking improved safety, outcomes, and satisfaction with their healthcare provider. This Hospital understands that to be competitive a new campus is needed closer to the population with updated amenities.
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The Pursuit Of Office Happiness
At Egyptian Workspace Partners, we have always held that as the place where most adults spend the lion’s share of their days, an office should be a place an employee wants to go to each day. Our interior design services have always been about the benefits the people who are in the office each day will experience, and we are so happy to have hard evidence backing up our long-held philosophy.