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Wellness in the New Workplace - By Anna Zappia

Redefining Space
Designers and employees alike are rethinking the ubiquitous
and often maligned open‐plan office, which is set to be
transformed post‐pandemic to better accommodate a range
of functions and workers. "The open‐plan office typically has
rows and rows of assigned seating. There's really not a lot of
choice. Now we are creating smaller neighborhoods that have
some definition but still allow for options in an unassigned
seating arrangement," says Kay Sargent, director of HOK's
global WorkPlace practice.
These central spots give employees the comfort and flexibility
they crave, which is especially important during uncertain
times. Workers can move around the office but still come
back to an activity center when they need to focus. "We will
probably see people reverting to a more limited range of
spaces throughout the day and keeping to a 'home base'
where they feel secure," says Beatriz Arantes, senior design
researcher and environmental psychologist, WorkSpace
Futures at Steelcase.

Creating these zones within the workplace will allow people
to collaborate and meet in person, a welcome change from
the overload of virtual meetings and conference calls that we
have scheduled while working from home during the pandemic.
"I believe that we need to make sure we have plenty of
distance, but people do want to be in smaller groups. They
connect better socially, they can innovate, and they build better
bonds. If you've got some physical boundaries or borders, you
can control a variety of things and have a bit more say over
the space," Sargent notes.

In a design by HOK,
coworkers enjoy comfortable
furniture, a connection
to nature, and the ability to
be together and collaborate
at a safe distance.
(Image: Eric Laignel)

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