Miami’s office market continues to be dependent on coworking firms to fill their spaces, but some landlords are concerned that their absorption rate is becoming too much.
How offices can lead social change
Most work environments strive to be inclusive and boost diversity to create a fair space, but what is the best way to cater to those who suffer from mental health and neuro-diversity issues?
First is awareness within the office. Wellness programs are becoming popular, so it is important for built environment professionals to understand how space design can promote a healthy mind and body.
Modern spaces can often be stressful as they are typically bustling with activity thanks to open floor plans. While this is great for collaboration, it could cause major issues for someone with autism or other mental health conditions.
With this, being mindful of how colors in a space are used can be helpful in creating a calmer environment. This can be achieved by adding colors that promote good mental health and productivity.
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Using non-flickering LED lamps and dimmable lights can create a more comfortable atmosphere within the workplace.
Workplace designs that attempt to promote social interaction and collaboration can hinder prospective talent that suffer from anxiety or a neurological condition. Offering them an alternative way to experience the space, such as quiet zones, is a great way to appease everyone.
Various office designs have become more accessible, so it is important for organizations to steer social change by providing well-designed offices that are inclusive to those with disabilities.
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The 2019 Global Coworking Survey has revealed that there is to be 2.2 million coworking members by the end of this year and identified the state of the industry so far.
Office Depot has been testing out coworking spaces within three of their existing locations in an effort to expand its current services and drive traffic into stores.
Just ahead of its IPO, WeWork has signed four new Manhattan leases to open its “Headquarters by WeWork” offering dedicated to providing un-branded spaces for clients.
Despite the coworking industry seeming congested, operators are not concerned about the competition as each coworking space gears its services to a specific audience.
Flexibility in the workplace has become a common option for workers, but some firms are going further by becoming 100% remote so staff can work from wherever they please.
Coworking firms, such as WeWork and Knotel, have been rapidly expanding their footprint in New York’s Flatiron District as it becomes the city’s hub for shared offices.
British brand Established & Sons have introduced four new furniture designs that aim to create a more comfortable workplace, while also being functional to homes.
Condeco’s newest research paper found that 41% of employers offer remote working, thanks largely in part to major technological advancements that are sweeping workplaces.
Industrious is partnering up with national retail and mixed-use developer Seritage Growth Properties to brings its coworking spaces into five of the retailers locations.
Companies have accepted that wellness in the workplace should be prioritized, but the trendiness of it can overshadow what is most effective — starting from the basics.