To plagiarise author and inspirational speaker, Simon Sinek, organisations need to find the workplace ‘why?’
To remain relevant, the future workplace could perform a range of different functions. From hotelification to alchemy, we have researched possible tailored workplace experience scenarios that could unfold.
Forward thinking people and organisations including McKinsey and The Economist have forecast where they see the future office, a common thread is creating spaces where knowledge can be exchanged and ideas can flow using food, drink and hospitality.
“Companies that create tailored, authentic experiences strengthen employee purpose, ignite energy, and elevate performance.”
Workplaces have a key role to encourage casual encounters between colleagues from different teams and allow teams to enjoy serendipitous encounters for inspiration and relaxation.
One size does not fit all
Decision-makers will consider: what people are doing in the workplace; how much time do they spend there; and in which space types? The question is what value needs to be created in the office; focus, teamwork, social, culture, learning, privacy or other activities we haven’t yet considered?
As food for thought when considering your future workplace we have envisioned how these workplace scenarios could play out.