The Modern Workspace
Good design is derived from principles that are based on the human element. Understanding what motivates people can inform design solutions for interiors workspaces. It is a question of balance, where in the age of technology, the human operating system still requires security, belonging, autonomy, achievement, status, and a sense of purpose. We still need the individual space, the interpersonal connection, and the public forum, to generate creative momentum. The office is seen as a living organism able to transform and adapt, while fostering individual and collective objectives.
Interior designers function as micro-urban planners, weaving organic interior ecosystems based on natural principles and the human operating system. Consequently, workspace environments function as intelligent operating systems that are integrated for optimum flow and performance, everywhere at any time. These spaces and systems offer traceable performance metrics to gauge, and enhance, business outcome.
Organic and flexible workspaces that are activity-based with non-assigned desks and offices with shared hardware and cloud-based space encourage people to make connections and offer community interaction. Today’s work environment is more mobile and social media driven rewarding performance rather than presence, in contrast to the old command and control models.