Trends affecting the workplacefrederic de meyerfounderinstitute for future firstname.lastname@example.org@fdemeyer
core business tasks are increasingly ‘virtualized’… R&D R&D What does it mean for the workspace? ICT Manufact ICT uring • The workspace will become a meeting center for interaction with the external world; • Fewer fixed workers but more need of space for casual interaction. Cust. Marketing Service Marketing Sales SalesFrederic De Meyer
Corporate organizations need to become agile in order to remain competitive… What does it mean for the workspace? • Modular interiors that can adapt to project teams; • distribution of rooms for collaboration and focus rooms.
Big companies are opening their office s to anyone in needof work space, or are co-housing with companies from other industries… soon they’ll be sharing employees as well ! What does it mean for the workspace? • Design inviting common spaces to increase interaction and ‘serendipity’ innovation; • Modular rooms and ad desks that change according to who happens to be there.
The mixture of generations on the work floor is not so much pushing people into two distinctive groups, but is rather pushing for a highly personalized working environment. What does it mean for the workspace? • Modular furniture that adapts to persons easily; • Increased diversity and choice of environment.
A sustainable work environment will become a key differentiator for most companies… What does it mean for the workspace? • Cradle-to-cradle furniture; • green walls and roofs • sustainable activities (bees)
In a nutshell… • workplace becomes a meeting place; • modular surroundings for flexible, project-based teams; • personalization becomes key; • co-working and co-housing amongst different companies, shared spaces and furniture • eventually companies will start sharing employees as well.