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The workplace is changing. With more people working remotely than ever before, businesses are starting to re-evaluate their office space needs. So, what does the future of the workplace look like? Here are a few office design trends to keep an eye on.

1. Flexible workspaces – As more people work remotely, there will be a need for more flexible workspace options. Businesses will start to offer coworking memberships and shared office space to accommodate employees who don’t come into the office every day.

2. Modular furniture – With flexible workspaces comes modular furniture. Desks, chairs, and partitions will be designed to be easily moved around so that they can be reconfigured to fit the needs of each individual workspace.

3. Biophilic design – Biophilic design is all about incorporating nature into the workplace. This could mean anything from adding plants and greenery to using natural materials like wood and stone in the design of the space.

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4. Connected technology – In the future, all office technology will be interconnected and controlled by a central system. This will make it easy to adjust lighting, temperature, and other environmental factors based on the needs of the people in the space.

5. Collaborative spaces – As more people work remotely, there will be a need for more collaborative spaces in the office where employees can come together to brainstorm and work on projects together. These spaces will need to be designed with acoustics in mind so that they can be used for both small group meetings and large presentations.

6. Greater emphasis on acoustic design – Post-pandemic hybrid working has revealed that coming back to the workplace can be a very noisy experience. Particularly as many of us have spent two years working remotely in peaceful environments. (Homeschoolers accepted!)

Employers now recognise a need to supply workspace that provides the same level of focus and concentration as the home often does. In addition to this, there is a greater focus on wellbeing and health than ever before as employers try to entice workers back into the office.

The workplace is changing, and office design is changing with it. Gone are the days of traditional cubicle farms and stuffy offices. In their place are flexible workspaces, biophilic design, and connected technology that allows businesses to create an environment that meets the needs of their employees—whether they’re in the office or out of it. So, if you’re planning on redesigning your office space in the near future, keep these trends in mind!

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