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Pop-Up Workplace – A Future Of Work Trend

Pop-Up Workplace – A Future Of Work Trend
Design

Furniture and office designs are becoming increasingly flexible to meet the ever changing demands of the workplace.

Wesley Robison
  • 3 february 2013

The Future Of Work

Research indicates that no single type of office space accomplishes productivity targets across both individual and team-based tasks. In light of this demand, the trend of pop-up workplaces is growing to meet the need for flexible and agile office productivity.

In our new Future of Work report, PSFK labs discovered that office furniture and equipment designed with workplace flexibility in mind, is allowing spaces to be customized to suit the immediate needs of workers and projects. Varying levels of privacy and engaging interaction help to accommodate the different interactions that typically occur in an office. Modular designs allow companies to quickly accommodate workers depending on shifting priorities of projects and teams.

Furthermore, When you take into account the fact that younger workers want their co-workers to be like a second family, the need for non- work interactions becomes more important to attaining productivity targets. Non- traditional office types (30%) bred this type of interaction more than traditional cubicles or closed offices (10%).

Ryan Anderson of Herman Miller says:

If you were to look at a typical cubicle, if you look at the way they’re applied, and you ask yourself, ‘What are you supposed to do there? What’s the cubicle good for? Is it good for focused work?’ Well, not really, because they’ve gotten really open. ‘Is it good for social work?’ Well, not really, because they’ve gotten so small. A lot of the times, the answer really is, ‘Well, we assumed you’d do everything there,’ and that assumption has to go away

Below we’ve higlighted two examples of the pop-up workplace trend:

Sound Absorbing Booths Give Users Privacy In Public Spaces

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Mobile Stations Can Roll Around To Optimal Working Spot

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  • As office floor plans become more open and cubicles are replaced by communal tables, there is a growing need to find the line between an open, collaborative, communicative environment and a place where workers feel they have enough ‘speech privacy.’
  • Workplaces can create flexible spaces that change throughout the day to meet the needs of their workers, allowing them to easily transition between collaborative and individual projects.

If you’re looking for more trends, innovative ideas or themes changing the Future of Work, check out our full report for sale here or join us for our Social Media Week discussion with leading experts and industry innovators on Feb 20th. More information here

For more exclusive PSFK Labs’ ideas, watch the summary presentation and see everything that you’ve missed so far here.  Feel free to join the conversation and share your ideas about the future of work with the #FoW hashtag on Twitter.

PSFK Future of Work report

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