No one could predict what the impact of the last three years would have on workplaces. From a 9 to 5 in the office to remote working and now hybrid working, the pandemic has redefined the use of the office. This evolution of the workplace has caused companies worldwide to rethink and reimagine their office space and design.
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In recent years there has been increased employee demand for flexible working practices, one thing for sure is hybrid working arrangements are here to stay. Hybrid working is a split of remote, and an office-based system that is supposed to offer the best deal for both employers and employees, and this model is all set to dominate 2023 in the world of work. A hybrid working design requires an entirely new outlook on how employees use the workplace. Workplaces will need to optimise their spaces to maximise social interaction, safety and collaboration. Incorporating this effectively into a workplace can improve work-life balance, boost motivation and productivity, and contribute to driving innovation and growth.
Incorporating sustainable practices
Sustainability is becoming a must! – We only get one planet and taking proper care of it has become a top priority of today’s consumers. Incorporating sustainable practices will be critical for businesses from now on. Developing a (CSR) corporate social responsibility strategy – will encourage businesses to make conscious decisions to make changes. It is becoming a business-critical decision for most workplaces today. From sourcing environmentally friendly products to saving energy, and using eco-friendly office supplies and solutions, there has been a significant shift in how businesses operate, and this will continue to build momentum in 2023.
With the increase of remote and hybrid workers, this year will see an office that is more than laptops and cloud-based systems. Meeting spaces need to be able to accommodate successful hybrid meetings with colleagues working from different locations. You will begin to see innovative technology, such as, touchless entry and smart access control systems will be implemented to gain access to meeting rooms, lifts and bathroom facilities.
Inspirational breakout zones and collaboration areas
As offices continue to progress, employers must ensure that their spaces are inspirational for employees. This requirement has given rise to the concept of welcoming open-plan collaboration areas and comfortable breakout zones – for multi-use purposes. Open-plan layouts will include acoustic pods, and meeting booths to assist in creating agile workspaces. Not only do these encourage better collaboration, but they also make the office more appealing for employees.
Bringing the outside in with Biophilic design
Biophilic design is practising the use of nature, mimicking it, and integrating features that have a plethora of positive benefits for stress reduction, and improving focus and well-being. We have a natural need to connect with nature, so without it, our health and motivation can suffer. Creating workspaces and incorporating elements of greenery and nature will improve the look and feel and the overall mood of the office. This year multi-sensory elements like biophilic walls, sounds and scents from the natural world, and natural light, are on trend in workplace design.
How to create the latest office design trends for 2023
Whether you want to create inspirational spaces for colleagues to have an informal chat, or comfortable break-out zones, through the use of modern, aesthetically pleasing design you can offer a welcoming space for your employees and visitors to enjoy away from their desk that’ll ultimately enhance productivity.
Our in-house experts combine great ideas and fresh thinking with a cost-focused approach to create your ideal environment. If you are thinking about improving your workspace, we would love the opportunity to discuss your requirements.