Why do you need an office?
by Gilbert Grino on Jun 07, 2023
BAFCO's OfficeLife concept is based on trends such as sustainability, health concerns and digitization. We asked ourselves what is required of an office that views people as its driving forces. The answers spawned areas requiring action when designing future-proof office environments.
Here are five areas to consider when planning a human-centered workplace:
Office spaces can create moods and atmospheres. They're where people bump into and interact with one another spontaneously. In fact, there are lots of benefits to having a physical rather than remote workplace. For optimal office spaces to come to the fore, they need to be focused on people. The OfficeLife experts in our showrooms offers practical answers to common issues in the real world.
1. Focus and Collaborative Working
Technical advances, such as the Internet and digital media, have reshaped the way we communicate and collaborate. It remains to be seen how we can combine these new options so that communication enhances our ability to do deep work and create added value.
2. Value of Face to Face Meeting
When you meet in person, you can express yourself more fully and see the reactions of others. How can offices support and encourage face-to-face communication?
3. Creating Spark of Innovation
Whenever people from different disciplines work together, there’s a greater chance that they’ll come up with something new. Digitalization, climate change, public health — if innovations and changes are at the heart of a business, where can and should these take place?
4. People Before Tasks
There's a tendency to think of workplaces as being all about the tasks one must accomplish and the projects one must complete. But what about the people? It's important to consider office design from that perspective, because offices are communities consisting of the people who work there.
5. Agile Learning
The speed of technology is accelerating, which means that learning becomes a necessity for people working in a competitive environment. We want to create concepts for rooms and furnishings that support different types of learning with others.
Creating a work environment that supports good health and productivity.
OfficeLife workplaces put the social and personal needs of people at center stage. As a result, complex tasks in terms of the workspaces themselves can be solved in different cultures. We developed example settings to illustrate how we're working toward tomorrow's world today.