We were on our way, but COVID-19 have helped to set in motion the changes or accelerate the development, so to speak. We talk about how it was time to disrupt the traditional office environments and rethink how we can continue to thrive and perform our best when we work. There is a lot to be said about the topic. Here at PJ we will just stick to a little blog post about the different trends and how they are incorporated when new office domains are designed or current ones are restructured.
Hybrid work or flexible work consist of a combination of working 2-3 days in the company office and 2-3 days remote work at home or in a completely third place. During corona almost everyone got the chance to test of remote work, some experienced limitations while others saw new opportunities.
As with the classic open office environments, there are pros and cons. But hybrid work is here to stay, as we save both CO2 and limit the hours we spent on the road. And when we do not have to take care of our children’s schooling (as during corona) there is often more peace for contemplation, equal to greater productivity.
FREE SEATING (HOT DESKING) & ACTIVITY-BASED WORK
Due to hybrid work, the various organizations are “forced” to consider their office setup. It leaves a lot of empty office desks, in a week where maybe 50% of employees work from home. And let’s face it, square meters cost, therefore, more office is optimized for free seating also called hot deskingYour permanent desk with your private belongings has thus disappeared and when you troop up to the workplace, you can place yourself wherever you want. Again, there are pros and cons to this concept, and some will always prefer one setup, over the other.
Aktivity-based work can easily be combined with free seating and is currently a megatrend. To make it more attractive to come to work, the workplace designs environments adapted to work tasks. In other words, spaces made for a more varied work environment. Lounge areas are designed with soft chairs, small side tables with space for a coffee cup and laptop. Acoustic areas with focus on noise reduction are designed with the possibility of contemplation, mindfulness or decidedly mute boxes is installed. Dining areas are arranged with the opportunity to hold unofficial meetings and meeting rooms are created with an eye for creativity. Just to name a few scenarios.
CLEAN DESK POLICY
A clean desk policy is often a company directive that specifies how an employee must leave their work area when the workday comes to an end. Most policies require employees to clear their desks from papers and other private property. Of course, if the workplace uses free seating, it requires you to remove all belongings and either store them elsewhere or take them home. A clean desk policy makes it much easier for cleaning to get to and remove dust and dirt.
Our Athene drawer fits pretty much any 80s depth table. The drawer has space for a laptop, USBC dock and personal belongings. Cables are pulled from a cable tray to the drawer. So no visible cables.
Future Flex screen solution is, as the naming goes, flexible. One monitor can easily be set up and if your needs later change to a two-monitor setup, it can easily be connected. A big advantage of Future Flex is that all cables are hidden. They are led through the round pillar and down through the table in the cable tray.
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