A new report from Silverado Roundtable titled “The Nature of the Post-Pandemic Workplace” suggests that the best way to configure their office space to prioritize collaboration and creativity is through a major redesign.
Although many employees have expressed wanting to continue working remotely in the future, the office will continue to play a vital role in how companies operate.
“The great redesign of the modern American office is underway,” said said Shane Pliska of interior landscape firm Planterra Corporation. “Designers are working not only with high-tech firms, but traditional corporate clients to create fresh collaborative spaces to motivate and welcome employees on their return.”
With one-third of office workers stating that office design would impact their decision when weighing out job offers, it is clear that a healthy work environment is vital for a successful company.
Companies can ensure that their offices better prioritize the wellbeing of employees by incorporating natural elements and greenery, which have been found to improve mental and physical health.
As the global workforce remains at a crossroads about the future of the physical workplace, designers have the opportunity to progress how businesses view their offices.
“In our experience, a well-designed space with natural elements makes it easier to recruit talented employees and can better provide those employees with a workplace that is energy lifting, instead of energy zapping,” said Edward McDonnell, owner of Botanical Designs.