As companies increasingly ask employees to wear more hats, do more, and always be “on,” people are working longer and harder to satisfy their work obligations. As a result, spaces that blur the boundaries between lifestyle and work are becoming the norm. Workshop participants shared:
WORK AND LIFE CONTINUE TO BLUR, BUT IN NEW WAYS
Future-focused organizations recognize that current and future generations of workers are thinking about the lives they want and then looking for careers and employers that support that experience. As a result, organizations are beginning to explore work and life as one integrated experience and are embracing policies and places that will support this evolution.
IMPACTS ON DESIGN AND FURNITURE
As time goes on, environments that look like a living room, café, or neighborhood coffee shop will likely become features in all buildings as developers, real estate partners and organizations look to create opportunities to facilitate work across a variety of spaces and places.