It can be easy to assume that the future of the workplace lies solely in remote working; technology has made it easier for us to perform tasks from virtually anywhere we please, after all. So, what is the point in us actually going into work? Why should a business bother with thinking about how an office interior design is set up when the place will be scarcely used anyway?
As individuals, we value sociality. Being gregarious helps to build friendships, trust and loyalties with others. This allows us to be more creative, leading to us producing better-defined work, delivering better results for clients and improving the reputation of the business (and its bank balance). Put simply, social spaces will make up much of the workplace in years to come; so how can a business prepare for it?