2022 New Trends at the Office

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1. Working From Home

The pandemic led businesses to analyze every part of the organization, from supply chains to office management.  Working from home (WFH) promptly became essential as infection rates grew. Incidentally, around 16% of companies worldwide are now entirely remote, and a large percentage of businesses have adopted a hybrid office model – 

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1. Working From Home

a model that allows employees to remotely and travel to the office. However, according to one study, 77% of workers feel more productive when working from home. Technology like Zoom, interactive meeting rooms and the soon-to-be Metaverse have propelled WFH into an efficient, productive, and most importantly, comfortable way of working.

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2. Solo Office Spaces

Hybrid working models are part of the work from home trend – and so are solo office spaces. Some employees may be reluctant to work in large numbers for health and productivity reasons.  If 77% of workers feel more productive when working from home, it makes sense that solo office spaces would help 

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employees feel focused. For that reason, there’s been a steady rise in the number of acoustic working pods that shut out the rest of the world or larger booths for multiple bubbles of people to work from.

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3. Better Connectivity

Again, the work-from-home order forced businesses to adapt to remote working and the troubles that might bring.  The Metaverse was mentioned earlier – a virtual universe deemed the future of business operations, particularly the office environments and meetings.  Bill Gates even said that two-

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thirds of meetings will be held in the Metaverse by 2023. We already saw signs of the Metaverse and virtual office spaces in 2021, but it’s predicted to expand to entire virtual businesses in the next few years.  Virtual plots of land are already selling for millions.

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4. Neurodiverse Workspaces

Neurodiverse workspaces are the future of inclusive working environments.  There is more pressure on businesses – big brands, in particular – to be more inclusive of workers with autism, ADHD, and other sensory issues.  Some companies are exploring the option of a sliding scale 

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office space – meaning companies offer a range of different working environments within one office space. Some employees might need to be in a quiet room with sensory lights to help with stress.  Some employees might need an open space with bright lights to focus. Focusing on the physical, psychological, and 

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emotional needs of a team of employees is essential in 2022.

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