Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Special Report: The Evolving Office

Architect Magazine featured a special report by Herman Miller titled "The Evolving Office" in their September 2015 issue.

You can click to the title link above to read it online or click here to download a .pdf version.

Excerpt: "The office used to be where you went to your job. Today, between smart phones, laptops, and high-speed wireless around every corner, employees have come to expect – and even thrive – with more autonomy. But too many employees spending too much time away from the office can come at a cost two important things like collaboration, innovation, speed, and creativity. Quite simply, people work better when they work together.

In this climate, what does it mean for workplace design to keep pace with the evolving needs of both businesses and employees? Offices should be places that people want to be in, where they'll do their best work, and where they'll grow. In addition to being beneficial to workers, such environments help organizations attract top talent and inspire hi-caliber performance.

In order to explore how the design world is adapting to this changing landscape of work, Herman Miller recently spoke with four experts to gain their perspective on where workplace design is headed. We asked Carlos Martinez of Gensler, Yves Behar of fuseproject, Amanda Stanaway of Woods Bagot, and Greg Parsons of Herman Miller about how they respond to the changing nature of work and the crucial roles that design and designer play in its future. "

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