Office spaces of the future need to prioritize collaboration and creativity to integrate the post-pandemic way of working. However, this can’t happen just by shifting some desks around. A massive redesign is needed, as “The Nature of the Post-Pandemic Workplace” report reveals.
The physical space we work in on a daily basis has a significant impact on our physical and mental well-being. Companies that have invested in redesigning their offices to maximize health benefits have seen a huge impact on their employees, from improvements in individuals’ moods and productivity, to increased collaboration and a sense of belonging even during this tough pandemic. Therefore, the office will remain crucial for businesses in the future, even though some may continue to allow employees to work remotely, and others will embrace the hybrid system as a long-term alternative for the post-pandemic way of working.
It seems that 19% of factors with direct impact on our health and well-being are directly related to the built environment, according to the World Health Organization, which makes architects and designers key to protecting public health. In other words, as the corporate world still ponders on how exactly its future way of working will look like, now is the best time for designers to apply their skills and reinvent the workplace.