Office spaces are going transgender
It is the cross-effect of the growing flexibility of working methods, the evolution of international standards and norms, which are essential. Tertiary facilities are changing, adopting residential and hotel codes for work. They assert themselves as management tools by responding to the desires of users. They create value for companies and generate well-being for employees.
The offices illustrate the DNA of the company: they reflect its ability to adapt to contemporary working methods. The company relies on increased productivity of its employees linked to a motivating environment. Finished, the uniformity of the offices in the Open Space where each m2 is profitable.
The habit of social distancing, for health reasons linked to Covid19, generates large, versatile spaces, furnished with comfortable armchairs, sofas, coffee tables, and beautiful lighting: “Lounge” spirit.
These changes make it possible to bring together “networkers”, creative people who have come to work alone on their computers, inside the “lounges” or Halls. But we must also remember that this furniture, originally “domestic”, must also be ergonomic so as not to generate bad positions.
Work postures require suitable furniture or risk causing MSDs that are dangerous for workers and counterproductive for the company. Even if the borders between the receptive and the office are blurred, the notions of well-being, health and fulfillment at work have become central.