How do you think the future of the workplace will look? Many experts believe it will change depending on technology, some even believe the future will bring an end to the office environment entirely!
This is largely due to the number of people working from home has risen to its highest level since records began, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). There were 4.2 million UK home workers in the first three months of 2014, amounting to 13.9% of the workforce.
Of these home workers, around 1.5 million (or 5% of those in work) worked within their home or its grounds, while the remaining 2.7 million people (8.9% of those in work) used their home as a base but worked in different places.
However, it doesn’t look like the office environment will be going away just yet! As human beings, we are social creatures. Most of the reason for being in the office five days a week may be to get a job done and pay the mortgage but at least some of the reason that more than 10 million people in the UK work in an office is that the environment provides social interaction on a daily basis.
Spaces range are specifically designed to bring a more varied approach to social areas and create informal workspaces within the contemporary office. Combining upholstered seating with bistro style tables, chairs and benches, the range has everything a modern office needs to create collaborative work spaces, break out areas and dining facilities.
Building a social space in your office can mean that there is a place for workers to go for their break, where they can socialise with co-workers about things they do outside of work. It can also mean they can cool down after working hard on the project/job they are doing.
The way social spaces work is that it emphasises on making work more fun, it is to do with the philosophy that a worker that likes their work environment and enjoys being at work will be more productive in their overall job.
Want to have your own social space in your office? Visit our website to browse our range or contact us today for a conversation!