17 March 2017 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal
Talk about the death of the traditional office model has been around for a while, albeit the pace of change has been frequently exaggerated.
But while companies have focused first on cost efficiencies and agile workplace models to help shrink their footprints, the needs of employees have been changing. Knowledge workers increasingly desire a sense of connection to their workplace, to believe in their employers’ brand and to be part of a creative pooling of knowledge. Workplaces are far less formal as a result.
Office refurbishment and relocation firm Morgan Lovell believes companies are showing an increasing appetite for this new kind of “informal yet professional” workplace environment - one that helps their employees feel at home in the office.
So our question this month is this: If you are you now or have recently embarked on an “informal yet professional” fitout, what have been its effects?
As always we’re happy to hear any further comment from you too. Please let us have your answers by next Friday, 24th March, 5:00pm. Any comments should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org