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With work and life entering a new era, organizations have an opportunity to reimagine the role of the modern workplace.


Since the pandemic, the world's conception of the very notion of “work” has had to expand beyond the usual range of activities that take place in an office.

Across industries, organizations have started experimenting with distributed working strategies, but the lack of human contact and impromptu face-to-face discussions has resulted in an erosion of "weak


" (the relationships you have with acquaintances or colleagues you don't work closely with) and stronger bonds in the workplace, which are essential for long-term morale and well-being.

Companies that have tried to hit a stop button on this recognition are already feeling the consequences.

71% of workers who are not satisfied with the flexibility offered by their employer are ready to seek a new job within the next year (Future Forum, 2022).

The data suggests that this “

 great resignation 

” shows no signs of slowing down.

The pandemic has fostered the widespread adoption of flexible working practices.

But changes that started out as a quick fix proved incredibly resilient, quickly becoming entrenched and deeply appreciated by workers in all sectors and all regions of the world.

Flexibility and choice have become expectations, and those expectations are not changing.

In response, many organizations have adopted hybrid workplace strategies to reverse these trends.

They recognize the potential of the hybrid to foster trust and enable employees to benefit from more equitable experiences.

However, it is not enough for organizations to offer their staff a choice of where to work on any given day.

They must also ensure the quality of these choices (at home, in a shared office or elsewhere) through resources and support.

Transform your real estate with inclusive environments

Hybrid working gives people the flexibility to choose to work outside of the office when it's best for them and their job.

But the office itself can be redesigned to better support the full range of work situations that hybrid workers want when they come to the office.

Community restoration

The human being is a social being who aspires to relationships.

By providing spaces that encourage people to interact with their extended networks, the modern workplace can help restore a sense of community.

Immersion in the team

Collaborative work is an ebb and flow between joint work and independent work.

By following more of a neighborhood model (where team space is owned and individual spaces are shared) the modern workplace can provide a more immersive team experience that better supports everyone. spectrum of collaborative work.

Individual focus and reflection

The last two years have put a strain on home life in many ways as it has started to intrude on many people's working lives.

If you had a spare room, it probably became a home office, classroom, or gym.

If not, it would be difficult to concentrate on work.

But wherever they are and whatever they're doing, people sometimes need space and time to reflect in order to bring out the best in themselves.

Team members who need to be alone to craft their thoughts, ideas, and creations need spaces in the modern workplace where they can focus deeply and productively while staying connected to their organization.

Strengthen your community through belonging

When workplace strategy gives everyone the same opportunity to be productive and successful, and spaces are designed to meet the needs of the greatest number of people, something greater is achieved.

Think about the issues your organization is facing today.

To resolve them, there must be more voices around the table, and everyone must feel comfortable bringing their point of view.

We are here to help you

At MillerKnoll, we see the power of design as an instrument of positive change.

And we're ready to use that power to help you and your organization create a more equitable environment through inclusive design, fostering a greater sense of belonging among your people.

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Source: lefigaro

All business articles on 2023-03-22

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