Advertisement
Back To Daily Digest
The Future Ecosystem Of Offices
Tags: BUSINESS

How The Purpose Of The Office Has Been Altered

The purpose of the office has totally evolved in the past year. Instead of being a place for people to put their heads down and focus on individual work, it’s become an environment about collaboration and making connections with colleagues.

This means that office experts need to have a better understanding of what building users need, and how exactly to provide the best experience possible so the workspace becomes a place people actually want to commute to.

“The inconvenient truth for the office market now is that things like high quality lighting and air conditioning are just entry level merits for today’s office,” said Tanya Lambert, senior asset manager at AXA Investment Managers’ alternatives investment business, AXA IM Alts. “Premium fixtures and fittings alone are not good enough, and most importantly we really need to understand who our customer is.”

The Latest News
Delivered To Your Inbox

Moving forward, office design will need to use a customer-first approach and in this case, employees are the customers. The best way to accomplish this is to incorporate bespoke spaces for departments that help nurture interaction with workers.

“You don’t want to be coming into the office locking yourself away doing emails or back-to-back video conference calls,” said Stuart Davie, head of corporate real estate in Australia for HSBC bank. “The office must be used as a vehicle for human interaction that also helps promote the culture you want to build for your organisation.

ABOUT Aayat Ali
Aayat Ali

Aayat is an editor for the Daily Digest based in Lexington, Kentucky. She has worked with local coworking spaces since August of 2017 and enjoys taking her firsthand knowledge to write about the fascinating, constantly evolving world of flexible workspaces. Feel free to reach out to her at [email protected] View all posts by Aayat Ali

Latest on Daily Digest

Amazon Corporate Employees Will Return To The Office
Amazon Corporate Employees Will Return To The Office

Kentucky Hotel Operator To Open New Coworking Space
Kentucky Hotel Operator To Open New Coworking Space

The Challenges Facing The Office Sector
The Challenges Facing The Office Sector

The Coworking Space Market Forecast
The Coworking Space Market Forecast

Facebook Expands Remote Work Policy
Facebook Expands Remote Work Policy

Spaces Opens First Estonia Location
Spaces Opens First Estonia Location

Common Acquires Bay Area Coliving Firm’s Portfolio
Common Acquires Bay Area Coliving Firm’s Portfolio

Ad
Advertisement

FOLLOW US

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • instagram
  • pinterest
Ad
Advertisement
Advertisement
Knoll + Muuto Work from Home Furniture, Lighting and Accessories
Advertisement
Advertisement