Demand for personalization in the workplace has climbed over the past few years. While many offices have transitioned to an open-office plan, the cons of this layout have started to outweigh the pros.
The perfect long-term solution would be to implement a flexible workplace that features open areas for collaboration, as well as private spaces for individual work and concentration.
Still, workplaces will inevitably continue to evolve as they always have. So what will employees expect in the next decade?
First, the decentralization of workers and the rise of the gig economy will play a huge role. More and more, people will start working remotely, while traveling or from home.
Adding simple, yet scalable options can help prioritize flexibility and speed in the office as well. Offering furniture that is customizable, movable walls and private booths can create a healthy balance of collaboration and privacy.
Creating an environment where executives are accessible to all employees can also improve your workspace and increase worker satisfaction.
Finally, one of the biggest keys to supporting workers is supporting a healthy work-life balance. Traditional 9 to 5 hours have become a thing of the past, so creating a work environment where people actually want to come in is vital. Consider adding amenities such as an on-site gym, a well-stocked coffee bar and more in order to create a sense of balance.