By The Mind of An Architect | Sep 11, 2021 | Architecture
Adequately designed office environments ensure the way to make the staff more motivated and highly productive. The modern workplaces and offices are now seeking more spacious designs which are suitable for socializing and also private researches, at the same time giving importance to collaborations too.
According to specific surveys, employees feel more productive without getting highly stressed at a flexible working model. As trends change and so does for the variations, it will be interesting to observe how the future workplaces may look like.
The specialists of this field believe that the future office spaces will become ultimately 'a cellularized rather than open plans, as there are employees of varied nature and so the offices need spaces for both, extroverts as well as introverts. However, the experts agree that the sense of community will be equally crucial for the workplaces. With the advancement of technologies, people may become isolated while working remotely on projects. The architects need to focus on creating more social spaces for people as social beings are fond of social interactions.
The experts believe that the paint tones, the approximate height of the ceiling, the temperature levels inside the offices, or as a whole, the aesthetic look of the workplace matters for the employees. At the same time, it is noticeable that people also feel a sense of autonomy when they get the chance to change their workplace and make it their own. The buildings should be made in a manner such that interiors are fit to be modified whenever required. The outdoor and indoor areas will probably be united, and the previously used basements or back entrances will be made into more spaces for the office.
The future workplaces will change from just the employees to catering to the entire community so that the buildings will have multipurpose designs. The offices with features like the presence of natural substances in the offices, rooftops with playgrounds, or usage of nature-inspired fabrics will help become the employees more productive. The employees want their workspaces by time, weather, and also the ongoing season of the year. The office buildings will become a micro model of the cities.
The health and wellbeing of the employees should also be a prominent concern of the offices. For this, the workspaces should be designed in such a way so that the air quality is good; the furnishing materials should be made from more sustainable materials such that these positive impacts on the wealth of the people. Along with moral responsibilities, the businesses also care for the workers' health since it will result in more productive workers, ultimately meaning more profit.
The future offices will be made and customized according to the needs of the individuals and variations with the culture of various countries. The offices will use the data and create a more customizable workspace, based on their preferences, such that the employees can give their best.
The architects are all set to design the workspaces of the future to have more connections with nature which will make the employees work comfortably and at the same time will have the autonomy to design their workspace according to their choices. With evolving of the trends of the patterns of the workspaces in the future, the meeting rooms will be more advanced, and the workspaces will keep an eye on the well-being of their employees with the introduction of sustainable measures in the office.