2022 Workplace Trends: Transforming The Workplace By Moving The Work To The Worker

2022 Workplace Trends: Transforming The Workplace By Moving The Work To The Worker

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1. Resilient Workplace Designs

First there were cubicles, then there was the open office. The kind of “open office” we know was born as an opposite reaction to cubicles. It mainly features no walls and uniform workstations.  Proponents claim it to improve face-to face collaborations and eliminate hierarchies which is a main criticism for cubicle offices. Now we’re somewhere in the middle. 

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1. Resilient Workplace Designs

A mix of open and closed spaces are integrated to accommodate various personalities, work styles, and tasks.  Workplace design today is transitioning from being designed for efficiency to being designed for resilience. Building flexibility into workplaces also allows companies to respond to disruptions quickly.

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1. Resilient Workplace Designs

What does the workplace become? It is, more than ever, a resource for meeting and collaborating. It is progressively evident that doing creative or transformational work remotely is difficult.  Because it requires frequent collaboration. In-office collaboration is also essential to drive innovation through constructive conflict. Open 

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1. Resilient Workplace Designs

offices are being crafted into activity-based workplaces.  A variety of intentional collaboration hubs will replace selected areas of open office and are used as in-office touchdown spaces for project teams.

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2. Satellite Offices

Health and wellness focus in post-pandemic workplaces requires offices to be less dense so that employees can stay socially distanced.  As a result, most companies will focus on reducing the footprint of headquarter locations and their respective headcounts. Many of the major tech companies are expanding their geographic diversification 

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2. Satellite Offices

in second-tier cities or investing in smaller regional “hubs”. Multiple office locations allow employees to work from near home.  The setup gives employees a desirable space with well-equipped office resources in a convenient location that does not require long commutes.

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3. Workation is the New Travel Trend

Last but not least, when one can work from anywhere, working from somewhere extraordinary becomes increasingly common.  A workation is a vacation that allows you to work remotely by integrating leisure elements that allow you to relax and be more productive. Through telecommuting, one may choose to work from another 

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3. Workation is the New Travel Trend

region, such as a tropical island, and take advantage of the slower times at work to recharge in anticipation of busy times. Many “conventional” workers have begun to arrange their work and life towards that of a digital nomad. Increasing numbers of workers believe work happens anywhere and not just in the office. As we become used to remote 

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3. Workation is the New Travel Trend

working, working from anywhere is beginning to be seen as an extension of the office.  The past year taught us that work is about people. Purposing the office as a series of spaces for collaboration and productivity, and embracing flexible work models is imperative to cultivating a workforce that is both engaging and autonomous.

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